Susan Shapiro

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Special Education

  • Office: 232 W 40th St, 4th floor New York, NY 10018
  • Campus:
    Graduate School of Education
  • Phone:
    212-463-0400 x 5353
  • Email:
    susan.shapiro16@touro.edu

Susan H. Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education at Touro Graduate School of Education. She earned her Master's degree in elementary and early childhood education from Bank Street College of Education and her doctoral degree from the Steinhardt School at NYU in Educational Leadership. Her dissertation, entitled In the Playground Trenches: Early Childhood Directors Experiences on 9/11/01, studied the leadership abilities of early childhood directors who worked in close proximity to the World Trade Center during that turbulent day. Dr. Shapiro’s research has focused on ethical leadership and on crises in Early Childhood Education.   

She has published in journals and books on topics of early childhood leadership and ethical leadership and has presented papers at both the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting and at the University Council of Educational Administration’s Values and Leadership Conference.  Additionally, Dr. Shapiro has led early childhood and inclusion programs for the past 25 years. She has also been an advocate for early childhood education policy, working with the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council-Early Learning Focus Area as well as serving as Advisory Co-Chair of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children Affiliate Chapter.

Publications

Shapiro, S.H. (2017). Greeting Girls at the Preschool Door. Parent League Review 2017.
(pp.93-95). New York:Parents League of New York.
 
Shapiro, S.H. (2016). The importance of building community:  A preschool director ’s experiences
on 9/11/01. In Gross, S.J. & Shapiro, J.P. Democratic ethical educational leadership: Reclaiming school reform. (pp.49-53). New York:  Routledge.
 
Shapiro, S. H. (2016). When teachers fight. In Shapiro, J.P. & Stefkovich, J.S. Ethical 
leadership and decision making in education: Applying theoretical perspectives to complex dilemmas. (4th edn.). (pp.78-79). New York:  Routledge.
 
Shapiro, S. H. (2013). Protecting young children in terrifying times. In Shapiro, J.P.&
Gross, S. J.  Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times: (Re)solving moral dilemmas.  
(2nd edn.) (pp.64-68). New York:  Routledge. 
 
Shapiro, S.H. (2011). When teachers fight. In Shapiro, J.P. & Stefkovich, J.S. Ethical 
leadership and decision making in education: Applying theoretical perspectives to complex dilemmas. (3rd edn.). (pp.79-80). New York:  Routledge.
 
Shapiro, S.H. (2009). Poverty versus professionalism: The termination of a toddler 
teacher.  Proceedings from the 14th Annual Values and Leadership Conference. State College, PA:  The Pennsylvania State University.