I am Susan, mom to ten children, (seven of whom are adults, and three at home, ages 8-14), 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.