Suzy was born in Toronto Canada to Italian parents and has called Santa Barbara home since 1989. She did her Early childhood Education from Seneca College in Toronto Ontario and then completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara.
She worked at the NAEYC accredited Circle of Friends Children's Center, formerly the nursery school at Marymount, where she remained for over 20 years. Suzy began as the new director at SMPCW when the school moved to its new site in Fall 2016.
Her educational focus is on creating an enriching environment that allows each individual's unique abilities to shine while fostering the excitement to learn, grow and develop both as individuals and also as part of the community at large.