Meet Mrs. Susan Smith

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
Music Teacher

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?
2002

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
Education: Bachelor of Music Education, UNO

Work History: I have taught at St. Stephen the Martyr since 2002 and previously taught at St. Vincent de Paul from 1993 - 1995.

What do you love about your job?
I love teaching my students about different genres of music.

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
Saint Monica

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
I have been married to John since 1982. I have 2 children (twin boys), and 4 grandchildren. We have one pet at home - a one year old Weimaraner named, Hugo.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up with all kinds of animals - dogs and horses are my favorite.

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Eileen's Sugar Cookies and Take 5 candy bars

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I like to cook. I make Sunday night dinner every week.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I like to take my dog on walks. I also like to play games with the family. Scrabble and 4 square are two of my favorites.

What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
Try to keep a daily routine for mealtimes, homework time, chores, and bedtime.