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Susan Riley

Arts Integration Specialist

Susan Riley is an arts integration specialist, based out of Maryland. Susan focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. Susan is the founder and curator of, a website dedicated to Arts Integration and Innovation. Here, she and her team write about teaching and leadership ideas, as well as providing free Arts Integration lesson plans, a vibrant online community and a wealth of resources for educators looking to connect with the Common Core State Standards.

Additionally, Susan also has written articles for several online magazines, guest authored posts on various professional blogs and has recently authored two books: Shake the Sketch: An Arts Integration Workbook and A Vocal Advocate. You can contact Susan directly at:

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