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XX Social Media

Why the name Susan Gets Social? I was the most anti-social kid ever. I wanted to be a rock star, but my inability to get over my stage fright and be comfortable in a room full of people kept me from realizing my dream. I eventually overcame that fear, and I rocked it out in several bands, did some PR for authors right out of college, and now I am building a career in social media.

Two years ago, I thought I was out of my league (and out of my mind) when I volunteered to run the social media accounts for the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) and ET Studio Productions. I knew little more than how to use hashtags and post pictures of my adorable mini golden doodles. But I subscribed to podcasts, read blogs religiously, and took a couple of courses to get myself up to speed to do what I really wanted to do. And that was become a social media manager.

I invite you to take a look at my work below:

Social Media Manager
September 2018 – December 2018
Holiday book “Schmuck the Buck: Santa’s Jewish Reindeer”
Schmuck The Buck Facebook Page
Schmuck The Buck Twitter Account
Schmuck The Buck Instagram Account

Digital Marketing Manager
January 2016 – Present
ET Studio Productions
ET Studio Productions Facebook Page
ET Studio Productions Instagram Account

Social Media Manager and Publicity Chairperson
September 2015 – Present
The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State
AMTNYS Facebook Page
AMTNYS Twitter Account

I am also the ghost writer for the ET Studio Productions blog. As a musician, I’m very confident writing on behalf of the staff at ET Studios. You can read my blog posts below:
Where’s Your High Note?
Cover Dos and Don’ts: 3 Ways to Make Your Cover (Song) Stand Out
Heading Into the Studio? 5 Ways Your Microphone Defines Your Vocal Style
Nailing That Performance: 7 Ways to Improve Your Stage Game
When Your Stage Fright Creeps Into Your Vocal Lesson: 3 Simple Things to Remember
The Only 4 Pre-Show Tips You Need As a Vocalist
The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Voice

I am part of the ET Studio Productions marketing team. We meet biweekly to discuss ways to spread the word about the studio as an artist development company and as a local music school. I compose their newsletters that are emailed to their growing list. Take a peek at some samples of my work:
May newsletter
Holiday newsletter 2017

While employed at Knewton, a company that develops adaptive learning courseware, I wrote a piece for their blog about adaptive education. It’s no longer available on their website, but I’ve included a copy at the link below:
How Adaptive Learning Supports Teachers

Ghost Blogger:

25 Get Well Soon Gifts That’ll Get ‘Em Well Sooner

25 Bridal-Shower Gifts The Bride-To-Be Didn’t Register For — But’ll Love

Last, but certainly not least, in my search with my husband to adopt a child, I wrote from the heart on our blog and filmed/produced our parent profile video. You can enjoy some of my favorites blog posts below:
Waiting Has Been My Greatest Teacher
Remembering Our Strength During the Holidays