Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education 2002 English as a Second Language Endorsement 2002 Special Education Certification 2009 Master's degree in Educational Leadership 2013
Ms. Susie Forry
I once took a position as a paraprofessional and found out exactly what it was to love teaching. When you spend time with someone who thinks they can't do something and you guide them and encourage them until they can master that skill.... wow! That is the magic. That is what teachers LOVE. It takes patience, kindness, planning and perseverance. I once had a student who learned to do the thing she thought she could not do. Her smile sold me on the value of teaching.
In 2002 I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. In 2009 I earned credentials in teaching Special Education. I then earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2013. This will be my 19th year of teaching with 16 of those years in Special Education. The 20/21 school year will be my first year at The Traditional Academy at Bellair. This is a fantastic place to work. I have gotten to know many of the staff members and I am excited to work with them!
My oldest son Robbie lives in Texas. My youngest son, Michael is still at home. I have two dogs, Max and Kricket.