M.S.  - University of TN at Chattanooga

Susie began her formal teaching career with the Chattanooga Public Schools System.  She taught kindergarten in the inner city for 20 years.  In 2002 she joined the St. Nicholas School team where she taught Level I and Level II Science, Language Arts and Social Studies.

Susie moved to Brentwood, TN.  with her husband in 2008.  While there she taught PreK, K and 1st grade science at St. Paul Christian Academy in Green Hills.  She is happy to be at Brainerd Baptist School job sharing in 1st grade with Koko Payne.  They have been friends for many years and have worked together in the past on school events and enjoyed watching their boys grow up while students at BBS.

Susie and David have been married for 33 years.  They attend Brainerd BaptistChurch.  Susie loves seeing 2 of her granddaughters in the halls of Brainerd Baptist School when she is at work. Susie and David have a total of 8 grandchildren.  She enjoys walking, yoga, travel, kayaking, working in her yard and spending time at the lake.

Her favorite verse is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”