I am Susan, mom to ten children, (seven of whom are adults, and three at home, mom-in-law to five wonderful sons and daughters, and Mamma to twelve beautiful grandchildren.
I worked a few years teaching and educating my older children in public school. After many struggles and disappointments, I decided to stay home and teach my younger children at home. I wanted to give them a strong foundation in reading and math…..that was over 25 years ago.
All of my children, except the youngest, have gone on to higher education, jobs, and families. I love children and I love teaching, and with only three children left at home, I am excited to provide a place in my Christian home, where children can receive a good solid phonics-based education in a loving environment, and since the classes are limited to 6 children, it is easy to personalize each child’s learning, and to be personally involved with all of the children.
My daughter, Nicole works with me as a teacher, (her son is a student). Her love for children and teaching is as strong as mine, so it gives me great pleasure to work with her daily. My college-age son helps out whenever he is available. My 14-year-old granddaughter is our newest “helper”, she loves to help at centers, field trips, and especially with arts and crafts, bulletin boards, and organizing.
Whenever extra help is needed, I call on my granddaughter, Elisabeth to help out.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy my family and the many activities a large family creates.