Meet Susan Hallak – Directress, Teaching Since 1977
For many years Susan Hallak has had a dream of starting a Montessori school. When looking for a preschool for her oldest son, she became so impressed with the Montessori system that she enrolled in the Montessori training offered by Seattle University under the auspices of the American Montessori Society (AMS). This opened up doors for an internship at Bellevue Montessori where her son attended. Upon completing her training, she taught at Marymoor Montessori and Lake Hills Montessori followed by a hiatus to home school her three sons, all of whom are now grown. Later, she returned to Lake Hills Montessori where she was again delighted to teach many wonderful children.
Susan’s personal style is patient, fun-loving, and warm. Working with children brings her incredible joy and draws out her creativity as she carefully nurtures and encourages their development.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Beirut College for Women in Lebanon, and she engages in continuing Montessori education. A world traveler who was born in Venezuela, Susan has lived in and travelled to many countries and she speaks several languages.
In her free time, Susan is a life-long learner who enjoys gardening, reading, walking, activities in her church, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren!
Training and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- Montessori Primary Diploma
- Advanced French Summer Course, Université de Paris-Sorbonne
- Perceptual Motor Course
- Training in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level 1
- Training from Musik Garten for Cycle of Seasons
- Lead Teacher at two local Montessori schools