Susie Richards, our new SWES K-5 Principal is a long time South Whidbey resident who (along with her husband Chris) went through the South Whidbey Schools, as did their two children Daniel (32) and Hope (30.)
Susie began as a para educator in the SWSD in the early 1990s, then returned to school to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and her Master's Degree and teaching certification with a focus on community based learning and community partnerships. She taught at Langley Middle School, supporting coordination of the service-learning and adventure education programs. She co-founded the marine education non profit Service, Education & Adventure (SEA), providing boat based marine education to students throughout the Puget Sound Region. She worked as faculty for Western Governors University, supporting teacher education for 10 years. She completed her administration credential in 2017 and is thrilled to return to the South Whidbey School District in her role as principal.