Susan Friedman – Senior Director of Publishing and Professional Learning
Susan Friedman is NAEYC's Senior Director of Publishing and Professional Learning. In this role she leads the content development work of NAEYC’s books and periodicals publishing, digital content, and professional learning teams. Early childhood educators rely on NAEYC’s content including books, and award winning periodicals Young Children, and Teaching Young Children, to stay up to date on research and best practices they can apply directly to their classrooms. They also turn to NAEYC’s digital and professional learning tools such as Hello to connect with each other and share ideas.
Susan has previously served as NAEYC's Executive Editor of Digital Content, and most recently as Senior Director for Content Strategy and Development. In addition to her roles at NAEYC, she brings extensive prior experience in content programming, editorial oversight and production with many years of experience creating content on developmentally appropriate uses of media, play, and other topics for educators and families. She began her career as a preschool teacher in New York City. Susan holds degrees from Vassar College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.