Hello, my name is Susan Weaver, but I go by Ms. Sue! I was born and raised in the Wood River Valley but have spent most of my teaching career abroad. I have taught in Mexico, Taiwan, China, and the Caribbean British Virgin Islands. Professionally, I worked as a Secondary, International Baccalaureate(IB) Social Studies teacher, and personally, I was an adventurer/ soul seeker. In my off time from teaching: I loved trying new foods, having adventures that were unexpected, and meeting/ having a soulful cup of tea with an interesting person.
I recently returned home to be a caregiver, build back our family farm, raise a family of my own, and give back to my local community. My professional ethos as an educator is about cultivating kindness, developing one’s global mindedness, and inspiring/empowering others to never give up on their dreams. I have a lifelong passion for reading history, philosophy, spirituality, taking nature walks, gardening and animals. At another point in my life, I was a social worker, and a professional equestrian and one secret talent I have is: I give a good haircut! I am really looking forward to my time at Syringa Mountain School and all the new adventures to come!