Susan Diamond has been involved in cooperative preschool education for nine years. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgia State University, with a major in French. After completing college she was employed in the hospitality and restaurant industries which allowed her to pursue her interests in travel.
Twelve years ago Susan and her husband Micheal became parents, traveling to China to adopt their daughter, Ivy. Ivy began attending a cooperative preschool when she was two and a half. Soon after Susan became employed there as a substitute teacher, after-care teacher, and teacher’s assistant. She became a teacher and taught a multi-age class of three- and four- year olds.
Susan believes that children at the pre-school level learn through play, and from experiencing and exploring the world around them. She feels that having parents present to participate and contribute in the class room fosters a strong sense of community. Her daughter is in the eighth grade at Drew Charter School and has an incredible enthusiasm for learning which Susan attributes to early school years at a cooperative preschool. This is Susan’s fifth year as the Sparrows’ teacher. She enjoys playing a positive role in the lives of her students here at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool.