Susan Epstein

Meet Susan

Susan Epstein has the proven skills and experience we need to make tough decisions that benefit our children on the Goleta School Board.

Education

Susan Epstein earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her law degree from the University of Chicago.

A Record of Improving Public Schools

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As a public interest attorney, Susan has devoted much of her life to improving public education. She is the founder and past executive director of an innovative and model program to increase community involvement in public schools. Susan created and implemented training programs for teachers and taught American government and journalism in a public high school. She is also an attorney coach for the award-winning Dos Pueblos High School Mock Trial team.

Community Volunteer

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Susan has served on the board of directors and volunteered with numerous community organizations that address unmet needs ranging from legal assistance for low-income people to improved health care.

As Founding Director of the nonprofit initiative Santa Barbara Village, Susan created partnerships with local agencies and businesses to support seniors in staying in their homes as long as possible. She was elected the Cox Conserves Environmental Hero in 2013.

Your Neighbor

Susan lives in the Goleta Union School District with her two children who attend local public schools. The family is very active and enjoys swimming, running, cycling, hiking, going to the beach, and enjoying live music concerts.

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Susan with her daughter, son, and their cousin (future GUSD student)

 

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GUSD Board members and staff sample food prepared in the Goleta School District kitchen as part of a new healthy lunches and breakfasts program.