as “The Etiquette Doc”, Dr. Scribner has
received rave reviews for her motivational style.
Her seminar entitled What
Happened To My Dinner Roll? that focuses on
social manners and dining etiquette has proven to
be very popular and effective with business
professionals and college students.
Participants benefit by learning manners
and enhancing their own presentation style. As an
added bonus, attendees report that they leave the
class with elevated confidence.
Shayna Scribner is a charismatic public speaker
and seminar leader with a genuine passion for
promoting civility, respect and personal
responsibility—age-old wisdom which is
guaranteed to lead us to success, but often
forgotten in today’s high-tech, fast-paced
world. She is committed to creating environments
where people help others and know how to Just
Do What’s Right.
with business professionals and college students
for many years, she has trained and motivated
numerous groups and individuals to enhance their
personal presentation and communication skills and
to hone their skills of proper social conduct and
dining etiquette—key elements for personal and
A highly experienced
presenter and well-trained educator, Dr. Scribner
has taught at American University in Washington,
D.C. and at Washington University in St. Louis.
Scribner’s experience includes serving as a
college vice president, heading the Office of
College Relations, where she was responsible for
media and public relations, special events and
publications, marketing and internal and external
communications of the college. Prior to this,
Susan served as an account manager at an
international public relations/communications firm. Prior to moving
to St. Louis in 1991, Dr. Scribner spent 16 years
in Washington, D.C.
where she held the positions of Vice
President for Public Affairs for the National
Center for Educational Competitiveness, National
Director of the 1990 National Red Ribbon Campaign
for Drug Free America, and served a Presidential
Administration as Director of Public Affairs for several
Presidential and Secretarial initiatives.
She was also Television Producer and
Director of Media Relations for the United States
Chamber of Commerce and an adjunct professor at
American University. Dr. Scribner initially moved
to Washington, D.C. in 1975 from Boston,
Massachusetts to accept the position of National
Training Director for the Council for Exceptional
has been an active national advocate for
legislation to improve public education services
for handicapped children, as well as to enhance
community resources for all young people.
Concerned with a rapidly changing social
structure in the 70s, and limited alternatives and
resources for children with increasing amounts of
spare and unsupervised time, Dr. Scribner in 1978
created "It's A Small World."
This news service, for and by children, was
designed to offer young people an opportunity to
become more involved in the world around and
affecting them, to formulate and express their own
opinions about the issues shaping their lives, to
receive acknowledgment and recognition, and to
learn the skills of writing, communication and
feature has received awards and been recognized
Scribner is the recipient of the Glamour magazine
award for Outstanding Young Working Women of the
Year, the Metropolitan Area Mass Media Award of
the American Association of University Women,
Woman of the Year by the Arlington (Virginia)
Jaycees, and she is featured in Outstanding Young
Working Women of America and Who's Who in American
Education and Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive and Professional
has been the subject of television features and
Scribner received her doctorate degree in
Educational Management and Organizational
Development from the University of
Massachusetts/Amherst, her master's degree in
Special Education also from UMASS/Amherst. She
earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary
Education from the University of Vermont.
her spare time, Susan enjoys reading, writing
children’s books, bicycling and adding to her
Wise Monkeys collection. Susan and her husband,
David, live in St. Louis with their family of
three Westies and one Wheaten Terrier.
read more about the importance of the Wise Monkeys
in Susan's life, click
Susan on Show Me St. Louis!
here to read about
Susan in the December 19, 2007 Issue of The