Suzan graduated from UC Irvine with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Biological Sciences, and from CSU East Bay with an MS in Applied Mathematics, with an emphasis in Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Biology.

She wholeheartedly believes in our school's mantra, "One size does not fit all." Empowered by the freedom to individualize instruction for each student, Suzan creates a supportive environment in which students learn to harness their own abilities. In this environment, Suzan helps each student to become more confident, and to better understand the importance of education. Suzan notes, "I'm proud to be a teacher and a mentor."

Suzan loves the outdoors and is an avid basketball fan. She has a knack for putting things together and fixing whatever is broken, literally and metaphorically. Suzan is SIL's Vice-Principal.