Inside SUA: Susan Gray

Susan Gray
The Learning Commons (TLC) Staff

How long have you been a part of the SUA community?
This is my 30th year.

What is your position/affiliation to SUA?
I retired two years ago but returned this year to be a tutor in The Learning Commons (TLC). Before my retirement I was a Social Studies teacher and department chair. Also, I was responsible for school accreditation and the Ohio Resident Educator program for new teachers.

What are you most proud of being affiliated with SUA?
As a history teacher, I appreciate the long legacy of St. Ursula Academy and its graduates. I enjoy reading about former students who have gone on to contribute to their communities and professions.

What SUA Core Value is most meaningful to you, and why?
Care of the Individual
—specifically cultivating individual strengths. Over the years I have had students say they did not like to study history, or that they were unable to understand it. I always considered that a challenge—to find the learning style that works best for each student, and to help her see how events from history affect our lives today.

How she has impacted students:
“I was incredibly fortunate to have Mrs. Gray as a history teacher. Her passion for teaching and helping others was evident. I loved that she would go beyond just lecturing and made class engaging. I’ll never forget when Mrs. Gray told me that I’d be a great teacher. Nearly ten years later, I still recall how amazed I was that this tremendously knowledgeable and gifted educator, whom I so greatly respected, believed I could be in the same profession as her. Thank you, Mrs. Gray, for being an exceptional role model for the entire SUA community!”

- Roxy Fair '13

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