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Sue Keppler

Westmoreland County Community College

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Westmoreland County Community College

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Sue Keppler, M.Ed, is a Coordinator of Career Development at Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA. Prior to that she was an administrator and former lead teacher of Health Sciences. She is a Work Based and Project Based Learning specialist, with expertise in public health and health sciences, having had a career in health, social work, and teaching health education and health sciences. She has been in the USA for 17 years, coming from the British Isles where, utilizing her nursing and social work expertise she trained as a health education teacher. She taught at primary, secondary schools, and as a part-time lecturer at the Isle of Man College as a lecturer in public health, and health and social care. She has over 35 years of experience in educational, health, and social care environments, 30 years of experience as a professional advisor to politicians, professional and community groups; and of experience serving on various boards for non-profit community-based organizations related to Education, Work Based Learning, HIV and Sexual Health and Relationships. She is finishing her third term on the Board of Cal-HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America – Future Health Professionals), and is a founding member of the Southern California Sexual Health Collaborative. She is a tireless advocate on both sides of the Atlantic for promoting access too integrated academic and technical education, is a constructivist educator, and is an enthusiastic practitioner of Project and Work Based Learning. She also promotes access to standards based comprehensive health education for all students, no matter what their age, and was awarded a prestigious Golden Apple for Leadership in Education in 2008.