Susan has nine children, spanning 32 years to 12, and there are four daughters and five sons. Her motherhood, studies and teaching have always accompanied each other. Since having her first child, her children have often been in the classroom with her. Susan volunteers in the classroom and attends school events, participates in ED workshops, supports book fairs and literacy events, and attends school programs and parent teacher conferences regularly. She was a committed Head Start parent. For several years, Susan homeschooled a group of children at Starchild Creative Learning Center, and she taught her children’s first and second grade at a private school.
Susan bases her approach to whole child education from her experience as a young mother, an older mother, and all the stages in between. Susan learns much from her own children, recognizing, as in the words of Khalil Gibran,
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and
daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may give them your
love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls
dwell in the house of tomorrow…”