Welcome to the Early College and Career Services Department. Here you'll find our department faculty, as well as news, events, and resources pertaining to our department.
I graduated from Tougaloo College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1992. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2002 with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and American College of Education in 2009 with a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and a Life Member of the National Alumni Association of Tougaloo College.
I began my teaching career in 1992 at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. I was a high school mathematics teacher at George Westinghouse Career Academy High School and Frederick Douglass Academy High School for ten years. I also served as as a High School Transformation Mathematics Coach and Diplomas Now Coach for six years.
I am the mother of two children and a wife of twenty three years.
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Ms. Beals is the IBM Program Manager at Sarah Goode STEM Academy. Her background is in high school science education and instructional coaching. She a Kentucky native and a proud alumna of the University of Kentucky, earning a B.S. in Chemistry. Ms. Beals facilitates the partnership between IBM and Sarah Goode STEM Academy to ensure that all students are prepared to be successful in both college and career.
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.
This is Cecelia Towns-Scott, your resident Early College and Career Coordinator. I'm a CPS graduate with a B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in International Affairs with Business and an M.A. from Teacher's College in New York in Higher and Post-secondary Education. I absolutely loved college and was fortunate enough to have people in place to guide me in making the most of my experiences. My job here is to help the Goode Innovators in the same way as they explore their college and career options freshman through senior year.
If you have any questions about college, the early college program with Daley College, or your career plans and options, please don't hesitate to ask me. I work with our amazing counseling department here to ensure that the Goode Innovators have all of the information they need to reach the current and post-secondary goals they're striving to accomplish.