Suzanne Flynn

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Suzanne Flynn

Suzanne Flynn teaches in the M.Ed. in Science in Education program. She has been a K-6 teacher for 34 years, hand a graduate school adjunct professor since 2002. As a member of the National Science Teachers Association, she was Lead Book Reviewer and Field Editor for NSTA Recommends, a database with 9000+ resources for teachers, parents, and students. Suzanne also served as the NSTA Liaison with the Children’s Book Council and works with the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book selections.

Working with The Concord Consortium, she has co-written and facilitates Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI) courses for science teachers in Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, and Virginia through an NSF grant. This program engages students in STEM activities with modeling, computational thinking, and real-time data acquisition. After training at Lawrence Hall of Science, she is also a GEMS Associate for Great Explorations in Math and Science. Besides designing and teaching graduate science courses for JASON Academy, Suzanne trained teachers in the JASON Project. Presenting science workshops at MAST and NSELA, she has also presented for the New England Gifted and Talented Conference. Suzanne was chosen to be in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2004.


BS (Elementary Education), Creighton University
MS (Curriculum, with emphasis on improvement of instruction), University of Nebraska

Selected Presentations

  • Presenter at the National Science Teachers Association National Conferences on Science Education, NSTA Recommends, Literacy, and Outstanding Science Trade Books in2014 Boston, Richmond, Orlando; 2013 Charlotte, San Antonio; 2012 Indianapolis;2011 San Francisco, Hartford; 2010 Philadelphia; 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans; 2008 Boston; 2007 St. Louis; 2006 Anaheim; 2005 Hartford, Nashville, 2004 Atlanta.
  • NJEA Presenter: 2004 Atlantic City, NJ; National Geographic local and national presenter
  • National Educators’ JASON Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2003, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker for Delta Kappa Gamma State Fall Workshop, Auburn, Massachusetts, 2003
  • Presenter for Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004

Selected Publications

Co-author on:

  • CASPAR Drug and Alcohol Grade 4 Curriculum, Cambridge and Somerville Action Curriculum, 1992
  • Plymouth Gifted and Talented Program Curriculum, Elementary Guide, Plymouth Schools, 1986
  • Guidelines for Comprehensive Health Education, Grades K-2, 3-4, and 5-6, Nebraska Department of Education, 1975 and 1976
  • Family Life Education, K-6 Guide, Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Nebraska, 1976
  • Health for You and Others, K-3 Nutrition Guide, Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Nebraska, 1975
  • Your Body Working, K-3 Anatomy, Physiology, Physical Fitness, and Safety Guidelines, Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Nebraska, 1974