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about Susannah Joyce, B.S., T.C.U.

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Susannah Joyce began her teaching career in St. James' third grade, and in 2015, took over the most important 6th grade position. A Texarkana native and graduate of Pleasant Grove High School, Ms. Joyce continued her education at Texas Christian University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Business. Her first career was in Human Resources Management. After the birth of her two little girls, she chose to stay home for a while and began substituting at St. James. Much to her delight, she discovered a true love for teaching! Consequently, Ms. Joyce enrolled in a graduate program for teacher certification at Texas A&M University - Texarkana, and earned her Early Childhood certification for teaching Pre-K through sixth grades in 2012, doing her student teaching in third grade at Nash Elementary and Pre-K at Theron Jones Early Literacy Center. Working now toward finishing her Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with emphasis in Education, she is excited about starting her fourth full year at St. James. Daughter Caroline is a 2014 graduate of St. James, and Catherine is in fifth grade. From Susannah: "St. James has deep roots in my family. My sweet husband, Gene, attended this school as a child. I've had 10 nieces and nephews attend St. James, and this is my eighth year here as a parent! This is a very special place to me, and I've been very involved as a parent. I credit St. James for helping me find my professional desire to be in education, and I am so grateful to be a part of an institution with such dedicated, experienced, and knowledgable faculty. Most importantly, I value the fact that St. James is able to truly place its priority on what matters - the children. I look forward to making a difference in precious lives."