About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from Rockmart High School and then went on to the University of Georgia. After graduation, I traveled for my sorority and then moved to Japan where I served as a journeyman missionary. When I returned home, I completed my MBA in International Business at Georgia State University. In 2013, I completed my EdS in Media and Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia.
Ms. Susan Crawford
Welcome to Youngs Grove! I am very excited to be your Media Specialist! I love being at Youngs Grove Elementary School. In the classroom, I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and now I enjoy helping students grow and learn at each grade level and then be prepared for middle school. My husband Rick and I have two children. Our daughter Janae is in her fourth year at Georgia Tech, and our son Parker is a senior at Rockmart High School. Janae is a computer science major and spends her summers as a CentriKid Camp staffer. She spent a semester in the Philippines as a volunteer missionary. Parker is a golfer, and he earned his Eagle Scout by building the Fish Creek Disc Golf Course. We enjoy following him on the golf course. We also love football and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturdays (and Georgia Tech, now too!) and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoons. We love living in Polk County and enjoy being members at Victory Baptist Church.
Philosophy of Education: Regardless of their background, their learning styles, or their abilities, I believe all students can learn. The pace of learning varies among students, and the depth of understanding will be greater for some students than for others. Some students need more guidance and encouragement; others need to be inspired and challenged. However, I believe all students have the capacity to learn and grow intellectually. As a media specialist, I enjoy helping students locate a good book to read or find information to answer a question, complete a task, or solve a problem. However, my greatest satisfaction is seeing students "light up" when they can do these tasks on their own.