Suzanne is a qualified teacher and is proud and honoured to be working in the public school system in British Columbia. 

Suzanne’s earliest teaching experience dates back to 1992, when she worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Prague.  While in Prague, she worked in a variety of classroom and small-group settings, and enjoyed teaching young children as well as adults. When she returned to Canada to continue her studies, she taught English at Berlitz School of Languages in Toronto. As a graduate student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, she worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics. This work extended to a brief assignment in Estonia, working as a Teaching Assistant for Dalhousie’s Baltic Economic Management Training Program.

Years later, in the midst of a busy documentary film career, Suzanne returned to university to get her teaching degree. After graduation she worked for two years in an independent K-12 school in Victoria, BC, and then moved into the public education system, where her passions lie. She believes that a great society is built upon great teaching, great leadership, and great schools. She has taught in both classrooms and online as an employee of Saanich Schools. While teaching online in 2021, she became qualified as a National Geographic Certified Educator.

In August, 2021, Suzanne began a position as Vice-Principal of South Island Distance Education School (SIDES) in Victoria, BC. She believes firmly in the importance of online schooling options within the public system, and she is keenly interested in leveraging technology and pedagogy to enhance learning for all students, especially those with exceptional needs.