Hello! I am Susan Bell and I am happy to be teaching this year at Freedom.
I attended Wellesley College and graduated with a degree in Biology. I did research in a science lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, then earned an MEd. in Secondary Science from Boston College. After a year of teaching, I moved to Virginia and stayed home with my four children.
I worked at Lunsford Middle School and as a long-term sub at Freedom, before beginning a program in Special Education at George Mason and becoming a special education teacher at Trailside Middle School. I have a license in special education with endorsements in Middle school science and Biology. I want to inspire and guide students as they build connections with each other, the curriculum, and their world! I love the challenge of finding creative ways to interest students and let them show what they have learned.
I live in the Freedom area with my husband and whichever of my 4 children happen to be with us at the time. I have two students who have attended Virginia Tech and one who is a senior in high school. My oldest teaches for LCPS in another school. We like to play board games like Settlers of Catan and 7 Wonders, find interesting words in the dictionary, visit museums, and hike. This summer I read, spent time with my family, and hiked in national parks in Utah.