Dr. Susan Mbaluka is an author, educator, and an educational leader. She earned her PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration K-12 from Andrews University, Michigan. She holds various certifications, including:
Principal Certification, Michigan State.
Certificate in Guidance & Counseling, University of Nairobi.
Dr. Mbaluka has a great wealth of experience (over 20 years) as an educator and leader in Kenya and the USA. She served as the school principal of the Kitui Adventist school, which enrolled students from kindergarten to high school. During her tenure, the school saw a remarkable improvement in enrolment and academic performance. She cultivated a fiscal discipline moving the institution away from an overreliance in costly bank loans for operations to having an operations surplus within a year, allowing the school to take on significant expansion projects. As the school principal of Masii SDA Secondary school, Dr. Mbaluka received recognition from the board of directors for facilitating the creation of the frameworks and policies that helped improve student engagement and discipline. As the head of the education department at Century-Park- College, Kenya, she developed, advertised, and led an enrichment program for high school teachers. She set up a program for training early childhood educators. Both programs brought significant revenues to the institution. At Advent Home Learning Center, Tennessee, USA, Dr. Mbaluka taught at-risk teen boys who had various issues, most of whom had been expelled from other schools in many US parts. She created mentoring plans for each individual student under her academic advisory, which helped them get caught up in school. Dr. Mbaluka was recognized and appreciated for helping dozens of students overcome their issues and get back to the regular school system. She also developed an online curriculum for the school. She assisted teaching School Finance online to graduate students at Andrews University, helping them complete their course successfully. Dr. Mbaluka is passionate about researching Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development. She has done research through both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has also published books that are available on Amazon.com and other book retailers. She serves in various leadership and educational boards. She is a board member of the Houston Adventist Academy, a church board member, and the head of the Ministry of Education at West Houston SDA Church. She is also a Child Abuse Prevention committee member for the Texas Conference.