Williams is a magazine editor, investigative reporter, Christian inspirational
writer, school volunteer, longtime wife, and fun-loving mother of four
daughters whose passion is improving K-12 education.
She is a
graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was
elected to Mortar Board. A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands
Business Journal, she has taught newswriting and reporting on the
university level, and is a longtime free-lance writer of everything from books
to articles to scripts to greeting cards.
To help the
schools over the years, Susan was the founding president of a parents'
organization for a middle school, raised thousands of dollars by
desktop-publishing school directories, ran an alumni fund-raising telethon, created
and taught with a learning garden at a grade school, coached a team of
fifth-graders to third place in a worldwide creativity contest, has led
countless writing workshops, and has been a frequent classroom and parent-group
an advocate for improving education for inner-city youth after serving for
three years as a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha. She served
as a writing mentor for teen members, and published a quarterly newsletter with
club members as cub reporters.
Susan is contributing
editor of RFD-TV The Magazine, the
bimonthly publication of "Rural America's Most Important TV Network," which
reaches over 30 million homes. See www.rfdtv.com
married to her high school sweetheart, Dave Williams, president of
Drake-Williams Steel of Omaha. Their two older daughters are both Phi Beta
Kappa college graduates, the third is in college now, and "Whoopsie Daisy"
Williams is an eager-beaver grade-school student.