About Sue

Sue Black, StorytellerSue is on the Illinois Arts Council and Arts-in-Education Rosters.

Partial funding may be available.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Bullying Prevention Association

  • National Storytelling Network

  • Illinois Storytelling, Inc.

  • Northlands Storytelling Network

  • Fox Valley Storytelling Guild

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology and Secondary Education
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

References

Joanne Hebenstreit
2nd grade teacher, Indian Prairie School District #204
630-428-6086 • joanne_hebenstreit@ipsd.org

Ron Andrews
4th grade teacher, Indian Prairie School District #204
630-428-6060 • ron_andrews@ipsd.org

Awards

  • 2014 National Storytelling Network ORACLE Award for Regional Service and Leadership

  • Contributing author to Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom, Edited by Norfolk, Stenson and Williams --2010 Storytelling World Resource Award.

  • Recipient, 2006 Prairie Area Reading Council Literacy Award.

Published Work

Storytelling for Bullying Prevention
Storytelling Magazine, published by the National Storytelling Network, August/September 2012

"Storytelling for Bully Prevention"
Northlands Storytelling Journal, Aug 2010

"More Than Just Surviving…Thriving"
Celtic Connections Ezine, December 2009

"Student Storytelling in the Classroom and Beyond"
Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom Edited by Norfolk, Stenson and Williams. Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited. 2010

"Literature-Based Storytelling: Read One, Tell One"
Book Links Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008

"Dancing with my Dad"
McHenry County Woman Newspaper, Nov/Dec 2006

"Enough"
Children Tell Stories, by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. 2005
Storytelling Magazine, Nov/Dec 2005

"Storytelling and State Learning Standards"
Telling Stories to Children. National Storytelling Press Publishers, 2005

“Empowering Kids to Tell Stories”
Northlands Storytelling Journal, Aug 2005

“Why Wasn’t My Story Chosen?”
Northlands Storytelling Journal, Aug 2005

"Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Storytelling Club"
Storytelling Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005