Suzie Byers teaches the 3-6 year olds in the Children's House and the 6-9 year olds in the Lower Elementary Program. Suzie was on the Lexington Five and Under Network (LexFUN) Board from 1999 until 2010. As an alumna, she interviews applicants to Wesleyan University. Before beginning her teaching career, Suzie worked in Emerging Markets at J.P. Morgan in New York, London, and Tokyo. Suzie's plans to leave Wall Street to begin a Ph.D. Program in Spanish Literature at the University of Chicago changed when she realized how much she enjoyed teaching Spanish language and culture to young people. She taught high school Spanish at Noble and Greenough School, Upward Bound, and Concord Academy. After the birth of her son, she created a Spanish program for toddlers and preschoolers that she taught at Hayden Recreation Center and Emerson Umbrella in Concord. This program got the attention of the Head of Lexington Montessori School (where Suzie's three children attend), who hired her to teach Spanish to the 3-6 year olds in 2003. She taught there until January 2010, when she and her husband decided to move their family to Chile for 18 months. Suzie translated her Spanish program to English in order to teach students at La Escuela Montessori de Valparaíso and Colegio SEK Pacífico. She also taught English to 18 babies and toddlers at El Hogar Mi Familia, an orphanage in Viña del Mar. Upon returning to the US in 2011, Suzie was welcomed back to Lexington Montessori School as the Spanish teacher of the 3-9 year olds.
Specialties: Fluent in Spanish. Studied in Spain. Worked in England and Japan. Traveled throughout North America, South America, and Europe.