June 28, 1951 - September 8, 2021
Sue Rae Amidon, Ph. D, passed away on September 8, 2021. She was born on June 28, 1951, in Ashtabula, Ohio, Sue was preceded in death by father, Douglas B. Amidon, and mother, Velma J. (Helwig) Amidon. She is survived immediately by her husband, the love of her life, Mark O. Stevens, Ph. D, as well as her son Dylan A. Stevens, brother William D. Amidon, his wife Nancy Kingston Amidon, and their daughters Christen Wood and Kelsey Amidon. Sue graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1969 before receiving a BA from Wittenberg University in 1973, where she majored in Biology. She received a M.S. in Human Anatomy from OSU in 1974, a M.Ed. in Gifted Education from Wright State University in 1983, and graduated from OSU with a Ph.D in Gifted Education in 1988. Professionally, Sue taught both life and physical science for ten years in the Huber Heights City Schools, where she would initiate the gifted education program before serving as Director of Enrichment for the Delaware City Schools, Columbus City Schools, and Westerville City Schools. She also worked as an administrator for the Worthington Schools and Science Coordinator for Westerville Schools. In addition, she served as Project Administrator for the National Science Foundation Urban Systemic Initiative for Columbus City Schools. At the graduate level, Sue was an assistant professor and instructor in science for Sinclair Community College, Antioch University, and Central State College. She was also an assistant professor of gifted education at OSU and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where she directed the first Summer Honor Initiative and served as editor of the World Gifted Newsletter. She was president of the Consortium of Ohio Coordinators of the Gifted, and a vice president of the Ohio Association of Gifted Children. She wrote numerous professional articles and book chapters as well as serving as an Ohio Department of Education consultant. Additionally, Sue served as the presenter at OAGC, NAGC, and the World Conference for Gifted Children. Before her serious illnesses from lifelong scleroderma, Susan was an active participant in outdoor activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, and skydiving. She was a leader of outdoor adventure trips and summer camps for students over the course of many years.
Sue Rae Amidon, Ph. D, passed away on September 8, 2021. She was born on June 28, 1951, in Ashtabula, Ohio, Sue was preceded in death by father, Douglas B. Amidon, and mother, Velma J. (Helwig) Amidon. She is survived immediately by her husband,... View Obituary & Service Information
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