As the Director of GRAD Partnership and Operations Manager for North State Together, Susan Schroth is joined by a backbone team that supports a ten-county collective impact network: Expect More Tehama, Reach Higher Shasta, Trinity Together, Advancing Modoc Youth, College to Careers for Siskiyou, Butte County, Glenn County, Lassen County, Plumas County and Sierra County. The primary objective of North State Together is to support the Cradle to Career objectives of the ten counties, with the goal of increasing the education and career attainment of our North State residents.
Susan’s career has focused on promoting education, and she has over 16 years of experience serving local schools. At Shasta College, Susan has contributed to the Office of Innovation that supports programs including Dual Enrollment and ACE/BOLD. She has also supported Career Technical Education, and the math and science departments. Prior to Shasta College, Susan held a variety of educational positions including elementary school librarian, middle school registrar, and State/district testing coordinator. She also served six years as a school board member for the Shasta Union Elementary School District, which broadened her knowledge of the policies and procedures of the California State K-12 educational system.
As a first generation Chicana college graduate, Susan is uniquely qualified to assist students from diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about helping underrepresented and disadvantaged students achieve academic and career success, and feels that empowering students and their families is one of her greatest strengths. Susan is a proud graduate of a women’s college, Mills College in Oakland, and enjoys sharing with others her educational journey. She has two sons, one of whom graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, after receiving his Associate Transfer degree from Shasta College.
Susan lives in Redding, California, with her husband. They enjoy sports (Susan played collegiate volleyball) and outdoor adventures, including kayaking and abalone diving. Susan also likes trail running with her mini Aussie Shepherd, mountain biking, reading, and crafting.