She graduated from Deakin University in Australia with a Bachelor of Education, and then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in History from the University of New England, a Graduate Degree in School Counseling and is a Certified EAL teacher. Suzanne has worked extensively across the elementary and middle school in a number of different roles. In addition to her classroom teaching, Suzanne has been involved in university student education programs, has been a teacher graduate course developer and Adjunct Professor for SUNY, held positions in curriculum leadership and was an elementary principal.
Her interest and passion have been in helping students acquire strong literacy skills in the inquiry-based classroom. She is actively involved in action research based on how best students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the context of a standard based school environment. Suzanne has worked in the Humanities area at the American International School of Budapest to develop a program that focuses on helping all students acquire the necessary vocabulary and literacy skills. Whilst working to maintain and develop the inquiry focus that fosters interest and engagement for students, she has been successful in helping students demonstrate their growth as learners in both schools-based and MAP assessments.