Dr. Susan MacLaury, PhD, LSW, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit film production company Shine Global. She was an Executive Producer of the Academy Award®- nominated and two-time Emmy Award®-winning War/Dance, Academy Award®-winner Inocente, The Harvest (La Cosecha), 1 Way Up in 3D, The Eagle Huntress, and Liyana. She also produced The Wrong Light and is currently producing another feature documentary about juvenile justice. Susan also directs the outreach and advocacy for all of Shine’s projects.
Susan is dually degreed in social work administration and health education and was associate professor of health education at Kean University from 1994 through 2013. For more than twenty years she has directed educational and prevention programs for adolescents in New York and New Jersey. She has also provided extensive staff development to teachers, counselors, and healthcare providers working with adolescents nationally. Susan is the author of “Student Advisories in Grades 5-12: A Facilitator’s Guide,” now in its second printing, as well as producer of the short form documentary, “Project Highroad.”
My Goal of the Day: To find and give my best.
My Thought of the Day: To live that day imaginatively, compassionately, wisely and courageousy
My Action of the Day: To take a few deep breaths and take a look at my To Do list.
My Deed of the Day: Smile at at least one stranger.
My Tip of the Day: Do not to take oneself too seriously
My Pic of the Day:
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
My city is really a town, Montclair, New Jersey. NY Magazine once called Montclair “the urban suburb,” and that’s what I love about it. It’s 35,000 residents are wonderfully diverse, and within its protective circle one can meet terrifically funny, creative, and caring people.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Eggs, bacon and a muffin at the Bluestone.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Getting up
10:00 AM - Working
12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
7:00 PM - Watching Jeopardy
11:00 PM – Heading to bed
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Lots of water and two cups of coffee.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Actually, my flashlight for walking our elderly dog at night.
What should everyone try at least once?
Something that scares them
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
In a great book.