Fifth grade Sunland Elementary school teacher Susie Hoard was awarded Outstanding Member of Gamma Lambda 2013 at the Area IX Festival at the Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills in March.
For the past three years, Hoard has been the second vice president of Gamma Lambda, a local chapter consisting of about 30 local teachers in the GUSD and LAUSD, of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society an international teacher’s sorority. She has helped to put on presentations and demonstrations for the group.
In 2010, Hoard was invited to participate at the Colonial Williamsburg Institute and has gone back since as a mentor. She has used her hands-on experience in Williamsburg, Va. to teach her students about colonial America.
Dunsmore Elementary school teacher, friend and fellow Gamma Lambda society member Debbie Kramer praised Hoard on her abilities as a teacher.
“[Hoard] is a very dedicated teacher,” Kramer said. “She goes above and beyond. She makes the lessons come alive for her kids. She’s always enthusiastic and positive. She always has a smile on her face.”
Hoard, her husband Kevin, and son Corey live in Montrose.