Susan teaches 7th and 8th grade Language Arts this year. Not only has Susan taught in schools near and far, from Richmond to Narok, Kenya, but she has taught at all levels, from lower school to college. Her high school and college experience provide an insider’s understanding of the preparation students need to pursue their education after Sabot, at competitive high schools and beyond. She believes that a teacher cannot simply fill students' minds, but must inspire and support them as they construct their own knowledge. Learning should combine joy and rigor; for Susan, one of the greatest rewards of teaching is students' discovery that hard work is a source of pleasure.
Susan earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Virginia, and her B.A. from Amherst College. Susan also serves as Curriculum Director for Grades 3-8.