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Faculty Profile
Susan Underwood
Fourth Grade Teacher
Susan Underwood has served as a fourth-grade teacher at Whitefield Academy since 2016. A graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery, Underwood has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Safety as well as a M.Ed. in early childhood education. Before coming to Whitefield, she gained over 18 years of classroom experience teaching in grades two through five.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield?
I believe that God led me to Whitefield as part of my journey with Him. I have had the privilege of teaching in Christian schools for the majority of my career, and I am so grateful that the Lord brought me here to continue on this path! The children we teach are our future leaders, and we all know that we need leaders who are strong in their faith and who are equipped to deal with the challenges of our ever-changing world. Whitefield is an amazing school that I think does just that, and I can see that it is truly a Christ-centered place where children can thrive!

What I love about teaching:
I feel that teaching is more than just a job, it’s a calling. Knowing that I can be a small part of growing young minds for Christ is exciting. Watching a child learn and seeing those “light bulb” moments gives me great joy, and I am passionate about helping the children I teach use all of their God-given abilities!

On a personal note

About my family:
I have a grown son who lives here in Atlanta, and my siblings and mother all live in Alabama. I enjoy spending time with my son and my big family as often as possible!

Hometown: Holtville, Alabama