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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Teacher Feature - Susan Moore

Susan Moore
Greathouse Shryock Elementary School

Susan Moore is going into her 29th year of teaching, five as a first-grade teacher at Greathouse Shryock Elementary School. Susan says from day one, that she has taught her class as if her own child was in the room learning. “I’m very hands on, very creative, very high energy. I think it’s a gift to be a teacher and it’s definitely an honor.”

Though Susan is recognized for her teaching abilities, what she gives back to the kids, the school, and the community makes her even more admirable. Aside from being a teacher and a mother, Susan spends time fundraising for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. This past year, Susan helped the school raise more than $54,000 for CHF. Susan understands those with medical needs since she had a kidney transplant 23 years ago. “My sister gave me the kidney.”

Outside of teaching, Susan says she likes to do some gardening in her spare time. “I love Louisville. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I also love quilt picnics. I’m very social, and I like to try new restaurants.” Susan is also a part of the Piggies for Preemies fundraising as part of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “I came up with the idea and then presented it to the CHF. We then got BB&T on board to sponsor the pigs and that’s really how it all started. My sister that gave me the kidney was a preemie; so I thought it was a good way to give back to her.”

Susan has been nominated for teacher of the year three times now. “This is my profession. I love it! I’m on my 29th year, and I’m the oldest in the building, but I sure don’t act like it! I’m supported by a lot of people. I feel like I really get what life is all about. You can’t sweat the small things.”

 — Alissa Hicks

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