Susan R. Smillie
Teaching/Training in education and development
Teaching English as a Second Language
4 years secretary
2 years computer lab supervisor
13 years teaching adults
7 years teaching English as a Second Language
7 years directing and managing educational programs
2 years as Academic Dean of a Bible Institute in west Africa
Experience in lots of public speaking
Speak French fluently
Learning Spanish at Universidad de Alcala (Madrid)
Education courses in Ph.D. program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1995:
(Experiential Education, Theological Analysis in Educational Philosophies, and
History of Christian Education, 1995-1996)
Master of Divinity , Alliance Theological Seminary , Nyack, New York
missions and cultural studies, 1983;
Selected Whoâ€™s Who for Colleges and Universities, 1983 for outstanding scholarship and merit
Introduction to Computers and Using Windows 95 and Microsoft Works, 1996
Course in using all programs in ClarisWorks for the Macintosh Computers, 1996
Course in using the Internet, 1996
Education courses in curriculum development, evaluation, and other topics (15 credits) on the
Masters Level, 1974 (Florida State University)
One year of study in a Masters of Liberal Arts program on a fellowship at St. Johnâ€™s
Graduate Institute in Sante Fe, New Mexico, 1984
Education and social science courses to renew secondary school teaching certification
(University of New Mexico), 1984
Bachelor of Science in Family Environment , Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1967-1972
June-October, 1999 Consultant with Arthur Andersen, teaching Busines English Immersion
Training. Taught 5 courses.
Sept.-Dec., 1999 Consultant with College of DuPage to write 11 hours of workshops
to train volunteers how to teach English as a Second Language.
1998-2001 Teacher of English as a Second Language, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
teaching two multi-level classes with 4-5 levels of English to international adults,
and teaching two other classes for World Relief International
1996-1998 Technology assistant, Deerpath Junior High School, Lake Forest, IL
Supervised three computer labs and kept 78 computers running smoothly; referring technical
problems to Technology Director.
1996-1998 Teacher of English as a Second Language , College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill
Also teaching computer skills with English.
Also taught Adult Basic Education and GED preparation for one semester.
1996. Teacher for the Berlitz Language School
Taching French in an elementary school, and teaching English to international businessmen.
1985-1995 Missionary with the Christian and Missionary Alliance
In France one year, learning French, and in Cote dâ€™Ivoire, West Africa 7 years.
Ministry in Cote dâ€™Ivoire included teaching English and Theology to men students at a college
level Bible Institute, directing the womenâ€™s program--recruiting teachers, developing
curriculum, and organizing conferences-- and working as Academic Dean of the college for two
(Contact person: Dr. Bob Fetherlin, Vice President of Overseas Ministries of the Christian and
Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 599-5999)
1983-1984 Home Economics Teacher in Alternative High School of Sante Fe, NM.
1982-1983 Director of Evangelism , Ridgeway Alliance Church , White Plains, NY
1980-1982 Director of Childrenâ€™s Ministries , Christ Community Church , Omaha, NE
Responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising 250 workers with children, developing all
childrenâ€™s programs, directing camp, serving on District Education committee.
(Contact person: Rev. Tom Stebbins, Executive V-Pres. of Evangelism Explosion , Fort Lauderdale,
FL, (954) 493-7861)
1980 Director of Evangelism and Administrator , Allegheny Center Alliance Church , Pittsburgh,
(Contact Person: Dr. Maurice R. Irvin, the CMA)
1978-1980 Secretary for the Business Manager of Nyack College, Nyack, NY.
1977-1978 Staff secretary for the Florida Metric Council appointed by the Governor
of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida: Gave presentations on metrics at state conferences for mayors,
chiefs of police, etc.; counseled schools in teaching metrics; maintained the metrics library; typed
documents for review by the Governor.
1976-78 Secretary for the Bureau of Comprehensive Planning for the Department of State Planning
, Tallahassee, Florida: set up a new filing system for the bureau, typed documents for public meetings
1973-1976 Personal Adjustment Instructor at the Florida State Mental Hospital, Chattahoochee, :
Taught social skills, communication skills, and independent living skills. Developed all my own
curriculum and evaluation measurements.
Summer 1972 Salesperson with the Southwestern Publishing Company in Nashville, TN: sold
books door-to-door, won Gold Award; asked to be a company field manager at graduation from
Iowa State in 1972
1968 State President, Lutheran Youth Association , State of Iowa
1966-67 Founding President , Local high school chapter of Future Teachers of America