Ms. Susan was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. She received a B.S in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1983. After graduating from SIU, Susan spent several years working for United Airlines. She left the airline industry to begin a family, and later when her children were preschool age, became interested in Montessori Education. She began teaching in 1999, and received her Elementary I & II Certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Evanston. Her experience includes teaching in both lower and upper elementary classrooms prior to joining the CLMS community in 2015. Susan is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM Emphasis, and anticipates completion of her degree in December, 2019. She has three adult children, Joseph, Samantha, Ryan, and a 7 year old grandson, Aaron, all of whom have attended Montessori school. In her spare time, Ms. Susan spends as much time as possible with family and friends, and enjoys reading, running, and yoga.