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Hi I'm Susan

I am a teacher. I am a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a working mom who likes my job and likes being a mom. I love Children's Literature which influenced my decision to become a teacher. The favorite part of my teaching day is our read aloud time when I get to share my love of books with others. I also like to spend time with my family. One thing my sisters and I have done for years is our monthly Sister's Night--or girls' night out. We take turns selecting the activities we'd like to do. Sometimes it is a game night, or sometimes it is a service for each other. One time my sisters came over to paint my living room. Another time we harvested all the citrus from another sister's many trees. It is fun just to get together and laugh and enjoy the company.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I too was raised in the church. As I grew up, my choice was to stay active and involved in the church. The gospel makes sense in my life, and as I feel the Holy Spirit guide me in my decisions, I know this is what I need to be doing. It is what brings peace and happiness to me. I understand the need for a Savior, and am humbled that Jesus Christ atoned for me and you. As I repent and strive to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, I can become clean and return to live in His presence someday. This thought guides my actions and helps me remember what is important. I am not looking for immediate gratification, but eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

We have the opportunity to have jobs, or callings in our church. We do this as a service. It has been a blessing to me, as I have had the opportunity to learn many skills I would not have otherwise learned. Beginning when I was a teenager, I have been involved in music callings in the church. I started out leading the children in songs, and progressed to Choir Director after many years. I currently am leading the music in Sacrament Meeting and in our women's meeting. During Sunday School, I teach the twelve year olds. It is much different teaching spiritual curriculum than the public school curriculum I teach the rest of the week. There are no assessments or pop quizzes. Instead, their assessments are shown in their choices in following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Their pop quizzes come from their peers and are tests in making righteous choices and choosing the right. These evaluation instruments are much harder than a paper and pencil test, yet are imperative in developing their character and testimony of Jesus Christ.