Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Susan Rodgers - Principal
Mrs. Susan Rodgers is excited to return to the Sun Valley community! She has resided in Indian Trail for 13 years with her husband, Steve, and her daughter and son. Her daughter attends Western Carolina University where she studies music, and her son will be a junior at Sun Valley High School.
After moving to Charlotte, NC, from Ohio to attend college at UNC-Charlotte, she received a BA in K-6 Education. Mrs. Rodgers began her teaching career in a 6th grade classroom in Charlotte. She moved on to teaching 5th grade and gifted students for four more years.
After staying home with her children, she returned to teaching in Union County. She was a 4th/5th grade classroom teacher for four years at Shiloh Elementary and then moved into the position of Curriculum Specialist. She coordinated K-5 curriculum in reading and math at Shiloh while supporting teachers for continuous improvement.
In 2011, Mrs. Rodgers was the Curriculum Coordinator for Wingate Elementary in 3-5 Literacy while also being a contributing member of the UCPS Core Curriculum Team. She focused on differentiating curriculum while growing teachers by implementing professional development to meet the needs of Wingate Elementary students.
Mrs. Rodgers sought an administration degree at Wingate University and completed her Masters of Educational Leadership in May 2012. She became an Assistant Principal at Parkwood Middle School in 2013 where she worked for three years. Here she learned the value of communication, collaboration and consistency.
When asked about her position at Sun Valley Elementary School, Mrs. Rodgers said, “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity and privilege to work with the staff, parents and students in the Sun Valley community!”