Featured Teacher: Susan Hodges | Lead Teacher | Venning Road
Formally a coordinator with Lexington Medical Child Development Center in Columbia, South Carolina, Susan moved to the Charleston area around six years ago.
She had read about Children's Discovery Center in Parents magazine and decided to apply for a position as a lead teacher. Once she became a part of the team, she felt right at home.
"The environment and staff were so welcoming," said Susan. "The overall atmosphere was warm and conducive to children learning and I wanted to be a part of the team."
One of her favorite aspects of working at Children's Discovery Center is the Reggio approach. She values the opportunity to listen and observe the children to see what their interests are each day.
"Discovering what makes them tick, what they find interesting and what they love to explore is the best part."
Additionally, she appreciates that the children are part of the process of co-constructing knowledge and shared understanding with each other. Susan loves seeing their faces light up as they explore and learn.
"My biggest reward is the relationship with the children and their families as well as partnering with them to provide the best possible care."
When she's not busy exploring with her students, Susan enjoys shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to the children at Children's Discovery Center, Susan says her grandchildren "are priceless and bring such joy to my heart."