Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Masters in Education
Ms. Sue Swanno
I grew up in Aloha, Oregon which is located on the west side of the Portland Metro area. I lived in the Portland area the majority of my life. I married my husband 7 years ago and moved to Maricopa shortly after getting married. I grew up playing softball and still play to this day. I also, figured skated and played hockey.
I teach first grade at Saddleback Elementary. I come from a family of teachers. My mother, two aunts, and an uncle are all retired teachers. Currently I have two cousins and myself who are teachers. Before I found my teaching passion I was a hair stylist for over 30 years, which allowed me to be self-employed and go to college full-time while working full-time. I taught first grade in Hillsboro, Oregon for 9 1/2 years before coming to MUSD 20. I love teaching first grade and watching the amazing amount growth from my students that occurs from August to May. I truly believe that all students are unique and special in their own way and everyone can succeed if supported by teachers, family, and the community.