In her science classes, Susie strives to emphasize wonder and mastery. Her students learn how to prepare for upper-level science while mastering middle school science through plenty of hands-on activities and engaging discussions in which they move from answering the “What?” questions to begin pondering the “Why?” All classes begin with review, connecting the new material to the old in order to help it penetrate more deeply. Susie loves that at Wilson Hill she can interact with students across the country and world. Her students not only learn science, but also about where their classmates and families live. Classmates learn first-hand what is going on around the world because they hear one another share how they are impacted.
Susie lives in the town of her alma mater Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where she earned a bachelor’s in education. She has worked with students her entire adult life through public, homeschool co-op, and private school classrooms as well as through youth ministry and Reformed University Fellowship. Her love for classical Christian education developed while teaching her own children at home for eight years. For decades, she has invested in the Word of God and the souls of men by showing students the wonder of their God through His Word and creation. Teaching science and math in particular have given her a platform to point out the order in chaos, the complexity in the details, and the beauty in the simple.
Susie loves gardening, reading and attempting to make cuisine from around the world with her children and husband. Her best days are when she walks into her home exhausted and completely filthy from working in the yard or when she learns how to do something new with her hands.