Wooley, Susan Frelick 1945-

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WOOLEY, Susan Frelick 1945-

(Susan Goekler )

PERSONAL: Born December 5, 1945, in Wilmington, DE; daughter of Robert W. (a physician) and Jane (a nurse; maiden name, Hayden) Frelick; married Daniel J. Wooley (divorced, August, 1987); married Malcolm L. Goekler (a plastics manufacturer), August 6, 1995; children: James B. Wooley, Krista L. Curtiss. Ethnicity: "Euro-American." Education: Case Western Reserve University, B.A. (with honors), 1967; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.Ed., 1977; Temple University, Ph.D., 1987. Politics: Independent. Religion: Unitarian-Universalist. Hobbies and other interests: Music (ethnic, classical, jazz), tai chi, hiking, bicycling.

ADDRESSES: Home—288 Kensington Park Dr., Tallmadge, OH 44278. Office—American School Health Association, 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; fax: 330-678-4526. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Duke University, Medical Center, Durham, NC, research technician and supervisor at Electron Microscopy Laboratory, 1969–71; substitute teacher at a public high school in High Point, NC, 1971–72; American Red Cross, High Point, director of safety services and nursing and health services, 1975–77; Delaware State University, Dover, assistant professor of health education, 1979–87; BSCS, Colorado Springs, CO, curriculum writer, 1987–91; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, health educator with Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1991–96; American School Health Association, Kent, OH, executive director, 1997–. Adjunct faculty member at Emory University, 1996–97, and Kent State University. Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, project coordinator, 1997; American Red Cross, member of board of directors for local chapters, and instructor in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

MEMBER: American School Health Association, American Association for Health Education (member of board of directors, 1993–96; member of executive committee, 1995–96), American Public Health Association, Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Society of Public Health Educators, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, Eta Sigma Gamma.

AWARDS, HONORS: Merit award in health, American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1980; American Red Cross, Clara Barton Award, distinguished volunteer service, 1987, and Dorothy Cooper Award, exceptional volunteer service, 2004; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, performance awards, 1992, 1993, 1995, superior work performance award, 1992, special service awards, 1993, 1994, volunteer service award, 1995, and service to the public award, 1996; group special recognition award, U.S. Public Health Service, 1993; distinguished service awards, Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1997, and Eta Sigma Gamma, 1998.


(Coauthor) Science for Life and Living: Integrating Science, Technology, and Health, fourteen volumes, with teacher's versions, Kendall/Hunt (Dubuque, IA), 1992.

(Editor, with E. Marx and D. Northrop, and contributor) Health Is Academic, Teachers College Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Contributor to What Makes Me Tick?: Health and Safety Lessons for Grades K-6, Delaware Department of Public Instruction, 1986, revised editions, 1995–96. Editorial associate, "Health Education" (monograph series), 1994–. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of School Health, Educational Leadership, Adolescent Medicine, Journal of Health Education, Cooperative Learning, and Easterner. Editor in chief, Snooper (juvenile health newsletter), 1980–86. Some writings appear under the name Susan Goekler.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Tell Me about AIDS, a curriculum for students in grades 4-6.

SIDELIGHTS: Susan Frelick Wooley once told CA: "Initially my writing was primarily for school-aged children. I wanted them to receive correct information about health issues in an engaging way. Most teachers of young children recognize the importance of health and that children are very self-centered, but teachers do not have the background or time to prepare engaging health lessons.

"Health Is Academic took me in another direction. It focuses on systems changes in schools to make them places that address students' health needs and healthy development in a community context. This book represents the work of many contributing authors, as well as representatives of more than sixty national, state, and local organizations who served on working groups for the various chapters, and more than 300 reviewers—practitioners in the field of school health, educators, school administrators, parents, and community youth-serving agencies."