Oregon Association of Education Service Districts
Suzanne McFarland Price

Suzanne McFarland Price

Suzanne McFarland Price

R16CC Oregon Projects Facilitator

Suzanne McFarland Price joins the Region 16 Comprehensive Center as its Oregon Projects Facilitator. Most recently, Suzanne worked as the Mentor Teacher Coordinator for the Corvallis School District where she collaborated with team members to create and facilitate new educator induction programs and professional development and support for new and beginning teachers. In addition to overseeing the program, she mentored teachers with a focus on accelerating their practice, impacting student learning and retaining teachers. Suzanne is bilingual and strives to be bicultural. Her ability to move between two languages, English and Spanish, and two cultures, have provided her with rich personal experiences and exceptional professional opportunities. She began her career as a bilingual administrator and educator in Milton-Freewater, Oregon where she was the director of a Title VII program that served newcomer students in grades 7-12.  She also taught Spanish as a Second Language at the high school level (Orcas Island, Washington) and Spanish Language Arts in a bilingual program at the middle school level (Corvallis, Oregon). She is committed to creating classrooms and work environments that are culturally responsive and offer historically marginalized students and teachers of color rigorous opportunities to learn, grow and find success in the classroom. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Hispanic Studies from Oregon State University. She also completed the requirements for her teaching license at Eastern Oregon University and coursework for her administrator’s license at Portland State University. She has completed several additional training and certification programs as well including:

  • New Teacher Center: Presenter Academy for Mentor Professional Learning
  • Pacific Educational Group: Equity Series, LEADS 1-6 & Equity Teams Seminars 1-6
  • Center for Applied Linguistics: Trainer of Trainers, SIOP Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol