Susan Flicek was recently recognized as this year’s “Woman of Achievement” at a meeting of DKG Int’l, Mu Chapter; an organization of professional women educators. Susan is an active member, currently serving as second vice president and the chair of numerous committees.

She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1983 with a degree in Special Education, and later earned her Master’s from Bemidji State University. She is currently in her 37th year of teaching.

Susan is an avid learner, holding licenses in K-12 Learning Disabilities, K-12 Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped, K-12 Moderate to Severely Mentally Handicapped, Birth – Age 6, Early Childhood Special Education, Pre-K, Elementary Education K-6, DCD, ECSE, and SLD. She began her career in Montana, but within a few years, moved to Bemidji where she taught early childhood special education. For the past 20+ years she has served as Due Process Facilitator for the Bemidji School district.

As an adjunct professor at BSU, Susan teaches “Introduction to Special Education”, and courses in “Due Process” and “Collaboration”.

She currently serves as a building rep on the BEA Executive Board, and is the chair of the BEA Scholarship Committee, a position she has held since the mid 90s.

She has served on the school district’s United Way Committee for 26 years, and is currently the Coordinator for all schools in the Bemidji School District.

As a hospital minister for St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Bemidji, Susan visits with parishioners in the hospital, prays with them, and gives them communion. She also volunteers at the Bemidji Public Library and at the Bemidji Sanford Hospital.

Susan Flicek is an amazing woman and teacher. She is a genuinely kind, caring, and selfless person, who never turns away from helping others. She is positive, knowledgeable, organized, and hardworking. Whenever there is a job to be done, you can count on Susan to jump in with both feet. She involves herself to the fullest to accomplish whatever needs to be done. DKG is proud to call her our “Woman of Achievement.”

Submitted by Kate Pearson, President – DKG Mu Chapter