About the Author
Susan Pope holds a BA in dance from the University of Maryland and a MA in dance education from Teacher''s College, Columbia University. Currently she teaches dance for Newark Public Schools at Dr. E. Alma Flagg School. Previously she taught dance for New York City Public School at I.S. 218/Chiidren''s Aid Society Community School in Washington Heights where she also directed the SUMA/Children''s Aid Society Dance Company. In May of 2000, Susan was invited to the White House to speak at a conference hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton titled Raising Responsible and Resourceful Youth. Susan spoke on the impact of dance education in the lives of her students and her perspectives of working in a community school. In 1998 she was selected to be in Who''s Who Among American Teachers. She recently published an article in the International Journal of AAHPERD titled Mourning Into Dancing - The Transformation of Lives. In 1995 God called Susan to direct the St. James AME Church Dance Ministry. Under God''s anointing the group has grown from 8 women to over 100 members now split into 7 groups. She shares this mantle with her husband and 7 other directors and choreographers. Susan is a member of the National Liturgical Dance Ministry Network where she serves the Northern New Jersey chairperson; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the National Dance Association. She leads workshops in liturgical dance and dance education. She ministers in dance at conferences, conventions, weddings, funerals and seminars. Susan is the mother of Spencer Charles Greene and the wife of Darrell Allen Pope but most importantly she is a child of God. She believes God created her with the definite purpose of helping others through movement.