Susan Zahra Guiney, Ed.D., CHt. Associate

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Dr. Susan Guiney joined HYA after an accomplished career in public and private education. She served in high performing districts as a K-12 teacher, Director of Technology and Professional Development, Director of Curriculum and as the Superintendent of Schools for the Mount Pleasant Central School District for 10 years prior to her retirement in 2018.  Dr. Guiney has an earned doctorate in Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College.  During her tenure as a superintendent, Dr. Guiney consulted with the board of education on governance and policy and led the district’s strategic planning initiatives with a clear focus on pedagogy and technologically advanced learner centered classrooms. She also focused on recruiting, hiring, and developing high caliber staff;  restructured the district’s business office and completed significant capital projects among other achievements.

Since 2018, Dr. Guiney, as an Executive Leadership Coach, consults with highly successful individuals and organizations and supports their success through personal growth and mental conditioning, nurturing growth mindsets and emotional intelligence, knowledge management inventories, organizational audits, systems thinking, and personal and corporate strategic planning.

Passionate about learning, Dr. Guiney was named a Woman of Distinction by the NYS Senate and served on the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council. Dr. Guiney is a published author, speaker, and recognized expert in the field.