Ms. Trainor is an award-winning performing-songwriter and recording artist with the trio Hot Soup. Her gift for motivating and inspiring creativity led her to work in schools through MSAC (1997), Wolf Trap (2003), and Montgomery County's AIE roster (2007). She earned the Maryland Teaching Artist Institute certificate (TAI, 2007) and is now on the TAI teaching staff. She served on staff for the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute (2002, 2006) and the Very Special Arts Artist Retreats (2003-2006), both presented in part by the Maryland Department of Education. Sue also is certified to offer in-service programs for Maryland preschool and day care providers.