Susie lives here in the Soquel mountains with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, music, reading and spending time with family and friends.She has loved working with children, families and staff for 27 years now in various roles as a teacher, a curriculum specialist, a site supervisor and a program quaility specialist. She received her BA in Child Development from San Jose State University. She considers herself a life long learner and continues to develop her skills and deepen her understanding of how children develop and what inspires them.
In the words of Rachel Carson, a writer and naturalist, "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder.... he/she needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him/her the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." Susie strives to be that person for each child. She looks forward to collaborating with each family, discovering the wonder of each child.