Susan Burk, NEA Foundation

TITLE: Special Projects Director

FOCUS AREA: K-12 teaching excellence

CONTACT: sburk@nea.org, (202) 822-7840

PROFILE: Susan Burk is special projects director at the NEA Foundation. Her official foundation bio reads:

Susan has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector. Currently, she staffs the Board of Directors and manages the Awards for Teaching Excellence and the Salute to Excellence in Education Gala. She is actively involved in her 15-year-old son's education at the High School Without Walls, a public, specialty school in the District of Columbia.

Burk has a bachelor's in engineering from The Ohio State University. She has also earned a degree in pastry making, so plying her with your own home-baked cookies is unlikely to impress.