Susan Bennett has been an educator for the past 23 years serving as a teacher and administrator for Calhoun City Schools. Susan spent the majority of her time as a classroom teacher in preK and kindergarten and she can’t wait to get back to working with four and five year olds! Presently, Ms. Bennett serves as Teacher / Leader Development Specialist for PreK-12. Prior to this appointment, she served as the instructional coordinator at the Calhoun Educational Complex for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Her experience and on the job performance demonstrate her readiness to tackle the new role of principal as we prepare to open the Early Learning Academy in the fall of 2022.
Susan is a product of Calhoun City Schools, graduating from Calhoun High School in 1993. Susan obtained her bachelor's degree from Berry College in 1997 and her master's degree from Piedmont College in 2000. She completed her Educational Specialist degree in Leadership and Administration at Lincoln Memorial University in 2004. Susan also holds endorsements in Gifted Education, ESOL, and Reading.
Susan serves on the Calhoun/Gordon County Library Board of Trustees and was formerly the co-chair of this board. She is a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority, and formerly served as the treasurer of this organization. Susan is also a graduate of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Calhoun - Gordon County Program. She has participated in Northwest Georgia RESA’s Principal’s Center and the RESA Coach’s Collaborative. She has also been trained in the Coaching for Design framework through the Schlechty Center.
For the 2020-2022 school year, Ms. Bennett will continue her role as teacher/leader development specialist while preparing to open the Early Learning Academy as the principal. She will also serve as Pre-K Director and begin working directly with kindergarten and kindergarten staff at the primary school to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.