Susan Ohanian

Bringing Words to Life


Susan Ohanian is a longtime teacher and freelance writer whose articles have appeared in periodicals ranging from the Atlantic and Washington Monthly to Phi Delta Kappan and Language Arts. A frequent speaker at schools and education conferences, Susan is the author of more than a dozen books, including Books Day by Day: Anniversaries, Anecdotes, and Activities (2001), Caught in the Middle: Nonstandard Kids and a Killing Curriculum (2001), One Size Fits Few: The Folly of Educational Standards (1999), and Math at a Glance: A Month-by-Month Celebration of the Numbers Around Us (1995). Writing honors include awards from Child magazine and EdPress; George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language, National Council of Teachers of English.