Susan Pryor, M.S., has been a kindergarten teacher in the dual language program at Erie Elementary Charter School for four years.

Pryor is Cuban-American and grew up in Miami as a simultaneous bilingual. She was drawn to dual language education as a way of maintaining a connection to her Latino heritage while working to help the next generation maintain theirs. Her knowledge of sign language has enriched her pedagogy with second language learners.

She has worked at the preschool and kindergarten levels across a range of educational settings. She has also worked at a national level to support systems level change as an information/training specialist on a federally funded grant.

Pryor holds an master’s degree in early childhood education from Erikson Institute and a bachelor’s degree in deaf education/elementary education.