for RTMSD School Director
Susan Layne has been a leader in the Rose Tree Media community since she moved here 14 years ago. As an engineer, MBA, and mother, she possesses a talent for developing innovative solutions that successfully balance the needs of the community with its financial capacity. Respected as a credible, engaged voice in the community, Susan brings problem solving skills and strategic vision wherever she serves. As a School Board Director, Susan aims to reimagine the District’s focus when formulating a premier education for all students, help ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff, provide fiscal responsibility and transparency, and incorporate the community’s voice in decision-making.
Currently an independent consultant, Susan helps businesses achieve their potential through engineering, technical marketing, sales support, and strategic development. Susan’s career as a freelance consultant has given her the time and flexibility to serve the community in several notable capacities, including as PTG President, a math support volunteer, a Principal’s Advisory Board member, and a Girl Scout leader. She is a well-recognized advocate for increasing girls’ interest and opportunities in STEM subjects, and an activist with the national anti-trafficking organization LOVE146. Susan is also co-creator of the Festival of Bands at Penncrest High School.
Susan previously worked for FirstEnergy Corporation, an electric utility, developing programs to create savings for large energy users by operating at peak energy efficiency. Later, at Schlumberger Inc., she helped bring smart meters to PECO customers, providing better service and advanced analytics through technology. Throughout her career, Susan has developed a consistent reputation as a thought leader who prides herself on the ability to turn vision into reality.
Susan holds a BS in Engineering Science from Penn State and an MBA from Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland. She lives in Upper Providence Township, where she and her husband Scott are raising two teenagers, one dog and three cats. Susan can often be found in the pottery studio, the garden, or hiking the trails of Ridley Creek State Park.