Since 1974, Susan has been a member of the Stafford County Community. Her mother was a teacher in Stafford County Schools for 15 years in a few different elementary schools. As a student in Stafford, Susan attended 1st-12th grade.  After high school, she attended Old Dominion University and earned a Bachelors in Biology and a Bachelors in Secondary Education. She began her career in education as a substitute teacher for Prince William and Stafford County. When Brooke Point opened in 1993, Susan transitioned to classroom teacher. She taught Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science for 7 years. For 5 summers, she organized and chaperoned a field trip to Andros Island in the Bahamas for Stafford County students to SCUBA or snorkel each day and learn about the Bahamian culture and marine life.

Susan left teaching to stay home and raise her three children. Two of her children have graduated from high school and the third is currently in high school. 

Although Susan left the classroom, education has remained her passion. She has worked hard on behalf of many students and teachers:

  • advocated in all areas of education in writing and in person to the School Board and Board of Supervisors.

  • developed leadership skills as President of the Ferry Farm PTA for 5 years and 7 years on the board

  • voted as Volunteer of the Year for the Fredericksburg Area District

  • maintained membership and volunteerism with all levels of PTA/O

  • served on the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee for Stafford County School Board for 3 years. Led as chair and vice chair.

  • served on the Educational Specifications committee for the rebuilds of Moncure and Ferry Farm with SB member Irene Egan and former BOS member Bob Thomas

  • served for 3 Superintendent's on the Parent Advisory Committee

  • served as a parent representative on the former Governor's round table in Stafford 

  • served on redistricting committee

  • served on calendar committee

And now Susan stands ready and excited to serve on the School Board for the George Washington District