Susie joined the Academic Approach team at the end of 2016. As a Director, Susie works with families and tutors to develop and implement individualized programs to bring about meaningful growth for students.
Susie earned her degree in Humanities along with a strong background in Elementary/Special Education from Providence College in Rhode Island. After graduating, Susie worked in several different capacities in the education field. She spent several years working as part of an instructional team developing work programs for adults with special needs at Misericordia in Chicago. Susie also spent time during the schoolyears mentoring middle school students, helping them to create goals and unlock their true potential.
Why did you decide to work in the education industry?
“I have always been very passionate about the tremendous impact of one-on-one work. I saw that through the education field, I could really make a difference in the lives of students through individualized goal-setting and instruction. Whether through teaching, advising, or directing, I strive to build the confidence of students and help them to achieve meaningful growth so that they can excel in their education and beyond.” – Susie Cheely