Sue Garvin

English and Literature & Horsemanship –

Sue brings her infectious love of learning to school.  After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a rare BA in Biology, she published scientific papers, worked in narcotics law enforcement, spent years as a veterinary embryo-transfer technician, raised dairy goats and hogs, home-schooled two sons, coached soccer, and served as a local and national advocate for youth in agriculture.  Sue has written for, and been written about, in books, journals, magazines, and newsletters.  With more than 25 years experience in education, she is comfortable in the classroom and outdoors.  Her natural affinity for teaching has allowed her to experience the fun of working with nearly every age group- from infants to seniors.  Sue believes that her primary role as an educator is to inspire confidence, curiosity, creativity and compassion.  Her gentle and effective teaching methods, quirky humor, and weird socks, make English class relatively painless.   

On the farm, Sue relishes working with the horsemanship program. She brings 40 years of equine experience to our riding program where she encourages students to become capable and confident (English or Western) riders. In addition to being an accomplished rider (hunters, dressage, eventing,) Sue has extensive professional experience in equine husbandry. 

At home, Sue enjoys observing native fauna and flora, splitting firewood, gardening, baking, reading (with a cat in her lap), and spending time with family and pets (including her two horses.)