An Air Force Brat who grew up all over the world, Sue wound up in San Antonio where she taught elementary school for 32 years. A frequent presenter of workshops on integrating the TEKS and storytelling into writing, reading, and theater arts, Sue excites young audiences to love and appreciate traditional folktales and fairy tales. She founded and continues to work with elementary storytelling clubs where five of her students have been selected to perform at the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. In 1999, she was on the founding committee of the Texas Storytelling Youth Challenge and became lead organizer of this almost annual “gentle competition” for 15 years. Sue was NEISD’s Teacher of the Year in 2010, and she received the prestigious H-E-B Lifetime Excellence in Teaching award in 2011. She has been an emcee, storyteller, workshop presenter and a featured storyteller at the Texas Storytelling Festival. In 2015, the library at Tuscany Heights Elementary in North East ISD was named for her.
Sue’s storytelling sessions are age appropriate, utilizing participatory tales for the pre-k through 3rd grades such as folktales and personal tales. For 4th–7th graders she selects longer tales such as myths, legends, and historical tales that relate to their TEKS. After she retired in 2014, she dived right into energetic leadership as SASA’s president, took a leadership role in planning the 2014 Texas Storytelling Conference, drawing on her connections in San Antonio’s North East ISD, Harlandale ISD, and Northside ISD, and Region 20 ESC, and was quickly selected for the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster.
More about Sue at http://www.door2lore.com/