Willow Class Lead Teacher
Sue began working at RWS in 2015, first as a substitute teacher and then as an assistant teacher in the Early Childhood program. In 2021, she became the lead teacher for the newly formed 3-day Willow Early Childhood class. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her previous work centered on educating residents in environmentally-friendly methods of horticulture, protecting water quality, and conserving natural resources.
After becoming a mother, her heart turned toward child development and her educational focus switched to a younger audience, feeling called to support young children on their paths of self-discovery. As a lifelong learner, she continues to develop her understanding of Waldorf philosophies through formal continuing education with Sunbridge Institute and Lifeways, small groups, and self-studies.
She loves exploring the outdoors with her family and communing with nature. She is an avid gardener and loves to help others make sustainable landscaping choices. She enjoys creating through woodworking, painting, and other art forms.
“It is a privilege to bear witness to a child’s discovery, whether it be finding a caterpillar in the garden or accomplishing a new skill.”