As a new Rotarian, Susan is looking forward to serving the La Porte community where she has lived for the past 44 years. She recently retired as director of communications for Goose Creek CISD after 36 years in education, having served as a teacher in La Porte ISD and Deer Park ISD and as a campus and district administrator in Goose Creek.
 
As an educator, she was named Teacher of the Year and Regular Educator of the Year for the Special Education Department; as a communications professional, she earned numerous awards, including two Best of Category awards for feature writing from the Texas School Public Relations Association. In addition, she is the past president of the Pilot Club of Baytown, also a service organization, and recently received the prestigious Ambassador Award.
 
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Susan and her husband, Richard, have two daughters, Shala and Ashley, and three grandchildren—Charles, 12; Adelyn, 9; and Ace, 7. She rarely misses any of their activities and also enjoys exercising, shopping, and spending time at their camper on Lake Livingston.