Susan Entz is an instructor of early childhood education with Hawaii Community College; the early childhood specialist for the Center For Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE); a developmental specialist/special educator for an early intervention program; and a consultant to various programs, including the State of Hawaii Department of Education and Head Start. She is the author of more than 50 articles on classroom curriculum and effectiveness in teaching. She authored an integrated science-based curriculum for young children and coauthored a series of six children's books and a curriculum based on Hawaiian legends that stressed character development. Entz is also the recipient of the Hawaii State Teachers Association Friend of Youth Award, The Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children Award for Professional Leadership, and was recognized by the Hawaii State Senate for her distinguished work on behalf of children. Her current professional interests focus on teaching strategies that provide successful educational experiences for all children. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she also hold a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has completed advanced training at Harvard University.