Susan Rowe, Elementary Teacher
Miss Susan joins our team with enthusiasm, humor, and an uncanny ability to see the world through the lens of a child. Her love of the outdoors, respect for each child’s uniqueness, and ability to reach each child where they are stems from her Montessori certification. She was first drawn to this methodology of teaching once she became mom to her two beautiful children, who are growing at light speed before her eyes. These multi-aged classrooms that fostered choice, independence, and the use of hands-on manipulatives pulled her in and became her home as she put aside the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy she received from UNH. She knew she found her niche. As a Montessori educator, she quickly realized how immersed students become with hands-on, student-led learning. This became the focus of her teaching, and also inspired her to develop STEM enrichment programs after school. Wind, water, fire, and earth are elements she is drawn to, as evidenced in her love of camping, surfing, hiking, and skiing-all of which involve spending time with her family. This love of the outdoors is evident as she blends those core values of taking care of the earth, our minds, and our bodies into her classroom. Her energy is endless, as is her enthusiasm for teaching and learning.