Sue’s passion is working collaboratively with others to lead and inspire the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of students who face so many modern-day challenges. This passion has been weaved into her daily experiences for more than thirty years in the education field. The degrees she holds in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Educational Leadership are just a small part of her foundation. It’s the actual experiences she’s had that have been the most rewarding and have shaped her beliefs that all children have beautiful hearts and lights to shine if we show them how.

Sue was a first grade teacher for ten years; a third and fourth, grade teacher for five years; and a special education teacher for five years. She has spent the last ten years loving her job as an Educational Diagnostician, where she works with a great team to provide student assessment and pull together the best learning plans for those in grades kindergarten through high school.

With her love for learning and desire to live a healthy lifestyle it made sense for Girls on the Run of NWI to be such an integral part of her life. She’s been on their board, served as race director, county coordinator, volunteered as a coach and have been instrumental initiating and sustaining programming for her county since 2010. The dozens of half-marathons and the few marathons she’s run have helped her also experience the empowerment through accomplishment that she teaches the GOTR girls.

Sue started practicing yoga at Dancing Feet, home of Marsha and Don Wenig in 2012, and discovered what a wonderful compliment yoga is to running. It has since flooded her with that same calm and peace she experienced for so many years with her post-run serotonin rush.

The best part of her amazing life is to share it with her husband of more than thirty years. They love spending time together bike-riding, hiking, being with friends, beaching and traveling. Visiting their daughter who lives in Spain and spending time at their condo in Florida are top on their lists. Tim and Melanie are also teachers and her two greatest supporters and sources of inspiration.

She didn’t know it at the time but all these experiences were carving and creating her path to the YogaKids family that she is so excited to join as a trainer. Since she did her Foundations training at Dancing Feet in March of 2017, she  was hooked! Sue teaches private lessons and weekly Yoga Kids classes at a local studio. She loves that she can combine creativity with her background experiences to create yoga lessons for kids that integrate multiple intelligences while developing strong minds and bodies.

The most important thing we can teach our children is they have it within themselves to guide their minds, bodies and hearts to healthy joyful living. Sue is honored to share those sentiments the Yoga Kids way!

Meet Sue at an upcoming Foundations Training!