Phone: (571) 252-2370
Degrees and Certifications:
M. Ed: Early Childhood; Childhood Education BA: Early Childhood Development
Welcome to 2nd Grade!
Hi, Trailblazers! My name is Suzanne (Suzy) Malarcher (otherwise known as Mrs. M.) and I can’t wait to begin another year at Discovery Elementary! This year marks my 7th year in the classroom and my 16th in the field of education. I have taught preschool through 2nd grade and 2nd grade is certainly my favorite!
I received both my Bachelor’s and Master of Education in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I’m originally from a rural town just south of Syracuse and stayed in the area until a job at the National Association for the Education of Young Children led me to DC.
I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful children; Julia, Jack, and William. Julia is a 2nd grade Trailblazer and Jack is a kindergarten Trailblazer, too! We also have a cockapoo named Lana and a 7-month old labradane named Dexter (he's a big lug and you might even catch him on camera one day!)
Outside of the classroom, I love to read, crochet, and do anything that allows me to be creative. I also write for a local online publication and enjoy being able to explore the area with my children (we love tracking down our favorite food trucks and going to the Farmer’s Market!) We recently purchased an RV and look forward to spending weekends and holidays going on adventures as a family.
I am constantly learning and growing as a teacher and am extremely lucky to be a part of the Discovery Elementary team. I’m looking forward to creating a welcoming and safe environment, while developing the partnerships necessary to our students’ learning and success. Let’s make it a great year!