Susan is a native of Rome and a graduate of West Rome High School and Berry College. After graduation from Berry, Susan taught public school kindergarten with Rome City Schools before going to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to obtain a Master's Degree in Religious Education. After serving in various capacities in religious education in churches in Louisiana, Susan returned to her home state and spent over 25 years teaching in the local county school systems in several primary grades. Susan also received a Specialist's Degree in Early Childhood Education from West Georgia University in Carrollton, and a Master's Degree plus 30 hours from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, La. She has 2 sons, Adam, a Youth Minister in Wilmington, DE, and Andrew, a student at Georgia Highlands. Susan is so excited to be working with the children and families at Garden Lakes Baptist Church.