Michelle Suttmeier is the Program Manager of Early College and STEM Initiatives at Sarah Goode STEM Academy. Ms. Suttmeier made the transition to this role from the 9th grade English classroom where she successfully prepared freshman students to thrive throughout high school by teaching them the skills they would need to be successful. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University at Albany in upstate New York where she then went on to attain her Master’s of Science in Secondary Education. Ms. Suttmeier is in her third year both in the Chicagoland area, and at Goode, and she takes pride in the college-going culture of our school.
As the ECSS Program Manager, Ms. Suttmeier is responsible for the management, administration, and execution of key program elements of the Early College Stem School (ECSS) program model, including but not limited to: dual enrollment at colleges/universities, mentorship programs, internship programs, college visits, STEM-related enrichment opportunities, industry site visits, job shadows, and more. Ms. Suttmeier is positioned at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in order to further the school-wide integration of STEM programs and practices.