SUSAN TRAUGH Susan began her teaching career in the inner-city of Los Angeles, working in both elementary classrooms and as an adjunct professor at Cal State Domiguez Hills in the teacher education department. Since the birth of her three children (all of whom have disabilities) Susan has worked as a volunteer or paid consultant in both her kids' and numerous classroom all over Southern California. In this capacity, Susan has been able to develop and test curriculum for every grade level. STEVEN TRAUGH CSU at Dominguez Hills, Dept. of Ed., Instructor UCLA Extension, Dept. of Education Instructor Oceanside Unified School District, Music & Technology Teacher LA County Office of Ed., Instructor – Special Needs Students Chapman University, Extension, Teacher Education Instructor USC-Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Early Music Faculty Santa Ana College, Music Faculty Mira Costa College, Associate Music Faculty – Recording Arts Montebello Unified School District - Music Specialist UCLA Corrine A. Seeds Research Elementary, Artist in Residence
We have always had a soft spot in our hearts for special needs kids--whether those kids have disabilities, language acquisition challenges, or simply think differently than mainstream kids--our goal has been to help them achieve and thrive in a learning environment. To do so, we try to speak their language. Sometimes that's short, sweet, direct language as in Transition 2 Life and Daily Living Skills. Sometimes that's through movement, music and play as in Singing my Sounds.
SUSAN TRAUGH Learning Magazine's 2007 Teacher's Choice Award for "Mother Goose Brain Boost" available through Creative Teaching Press. 2010, 2011 Writer's Digest Awards 2009, 2005 North Coast Forum Writing Awards Phi Cappa Phi Honor Society Teacher's Writing Workshop Fellowship, UCLA, 1985 STEVEN TRAUGH Los Angeles Music Center, Arts Educator of the year “Bravo Award”. Jefferson Middle School - Teacher of the Year (2 times) ASCAP Composer in Residence Grant, L. A. Music Center "Romper Room," KCOP Television, writer/performer (Emmy Award for children's programming)
SUSAN TRAUGH Master of Arts, Education/Curriculum Development, CSU, Dominguez Hills Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, CSU, Northridge California Clear Teaching Credential, CSU, Northridge STEVEN TRAUGH B.A., West Virginia University, 1971. Major: Percussion Performance M.A., West Virginia University, 1975. Major: Music Composition Cal. St. U. at Los Angeles, CA Teaching Credential in Music
SUSAN TRAUGH Alone, and with her husband, Steven, Susan has written scores of educational materials over the last twenty-five years. Steven and Susan have three grown children, all of whom have disabilities and who have traveled through the special education system. Susan has followed each child through their educations, developing and testing curricula with each grade as the kids grew. This real world approach has allowed her to create projects that are relevant, realistic and engaging. STEVEN TRAUGH Steven has done presentations and workshops nationwide. They include: International Reading Association National Association for the Education of Young Children California Gifted and Talented Conference California Conference for the Social Studies Los Angeles Music Center Workshops for Teachers National Institute for Teacher Education California Reading Association Los Angeles Special Education Arts Festival National Orff-Schulwerk Association Music Educators National Conference
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Geography (k-12), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Study Skills, Cooking, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Phonics