Sue found her passion in working with and educating children more than 23 years ago when she created and founded a camp for children with autism. She has nearly 20 years of experience in school administration and has served as Head of School for Atlanta Montessori International School (another Endeavor school), Assistant Head of School at Mount Pisgah Christian School and Vice President for Finance and Operations at both Marist School in Atlanta and Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School of Indianapolis. In seeking a more direct connection to the students, she also taught accounting for over 15 years and coached cross country. Sue is trained to help people in financial crisis with counseling and advice. In addition, she taught Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Sue is also a trained facilitator or Positive Discipline and teaches the class to parents and teachers at her school. Point to adults at the Monday Evening Series. Sue also was one of the founding members to Yes Dunwoody, helping Dunwoody become a city. She chaired the Finance and Operations committee when Dunwoody was getting ready to be inducted into a city. Sue believes that giving children the best possible education as early as possible gives them the best opportunity to excel. She led four very successful Infant – Preschool programs over the past eight years, introducing strong programs and partnering with dedicated teachers and staff. Sue is a certified School Director for the State of Georgia through Bright from the Start. Developing and leading educational programs has been the most rewarding aspect of her career.
Sue married her husband Mike Hansen in 1979 and they have 2 sons, Sean born in 1986 and Zachary in 1993. They are Sue’s greatest joys! Sue is a lifelong learner who loves gardening, reading, repurposing furniture, painting, cooking, writing poetry, writing, making crafts and Pinterest. Sue and her husband also give back to the community by working with children in addiction. They have opened their home over the last few years to young adult addicts in recovery at Insight, that need a place to live while they stayed sober. She is also the director and founder of the Mustard Tree Foundation and has been able to send over 150 young people to a sobriety program from her fundraising.
Sue wants you to know that at Endeavor Montessori School, we will love your child and take very good care of them. We want them to be the best version of themselves in the future and we take that very seriously!