Susan was born and raised in Rigby, Idaho. She graduated from Rigby High School and then went to Eastern Idaho Technical College to become a dental assistant. She enjoyed this career for nearly 15 years, working in clinics in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Salt Lake City. She has also worked as a florist, a cashier, a typesetter and a custodian.
Susan moved to Willard in the summer of 2005 and over the next few years six children came into her home – four girls and two boys. While working as a substitute teacher for the Box Elder School District, she fell in love with teaching. She was soon enrolled in school and graduated in 2015 from Ashford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a custodian at Box Elder High School for four years while she finished her degree. During the last year of her schooling, Susan worked as an Instructional Assistant at Maria Montessori Academy in North Ogden in a mixed-aged classroom.
In August of 2016, Susan began her teaching career at Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning teaching in the 3/4 community.
Ms. Lynette Reeder is a teacher in the 3-4 Community at Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning. She teaches math, reading, writing, science, art and social studies. She enjoys integrating the curriculum and believes that children learn best when they make concrete connections within and across disciplines.
Ms. Reeder graduated from Utah State University with her B.S. degree in elementary education along with a reading endorsement. She is trained in brain-based learning, integrating the arts, coperative learning, multiple intelligences, and project-based learning along with curriculum mapping and design.
Ms. Reeder has taught elementary school for over 20 years. She previously taught grades 1-3 for 12 years at Bunderson Elementary in Brigham City, Utah and grades 3-5 for 4 years at Venture Academy in Marriott-Slaterville. This is her 5th year teaching grades 3-4 at Promontory School.
Lynette’s specialty is helping all children love learning by designing rich, creative, and hands-on/minds-on learning experiences. She has a strong art background and brings art to her curriculum in order to encourage student expression and creative problem solving.
During her teaching career, she has been recognized and nominated for several teaching wards including a two time Disney Teacher Award, Teacher of the Year, and the Expeditionary Learning Klingenstein Award. She has participated and led leadership circles, orchestrated curriculum design teams, and facilitated after-school art clubs.
When Ms. Reeder is not teaching at Promontory or planning experiences for her crew, she is teaching and enjoying her 6 grandchildren. She is an experienced seamstress, a gardener, a baker, and she crafts natural homemade soaps and lotions for her home business, Vintage Soap & Lotion Works.
One of Ms. Reeder's favorite quotes is: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein