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Teacher Spotlight - Susan Paradise

How much do you know about "Mrs. P"? Mrs. Susan Paradise teaches Kindergarten at our wonderful school. If your student comes home saying "Oh my galoopus" it's probably from Mrs. P.! The following are a few things we learned about our fun-loving teacher.

Name: Susan Paradise

Birth Place: Worcester, MA

Favorite Childhood Book: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Song: "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip

Favorite Hobby: Cooking & Baking

Family/Pets: Married to my husband, John, for 32 years. My son, Matt, 30. My daughter, Nicole, 28. I have a 1.5 year old golden retriever, Sonny, a 12 year old tiger cat, Rondo, and a 6 year old bearded dragon, Miguela.

What do you love about teaching? My favorite part of teaching is seeing the joy and wonder in my student's eyes as they learn and grow throughout the year. I love hearing my students laugh and feel safe while being able to explore new things.

What are you afraid of? I am afraid of spiders! I know some are good, but I can't help but cringe when I am near one. Sorry!

What are you proud of? I am proud of my children and all they have become. I am proud of my students when they try their best and persevere everyday. I am proud of myself for working hard to become a teacher and make a difference everyday in a child's heart.

What are you looking forward to? I am looking forward to my class going through our 50/50 program and seeing them successfully graduate as 5th graders from R.H. Dana elementary as biliterate citizens. How proud I will be!!!

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