Susan Hower joined us in 1990 as an experienced early childhood educator and became an LCDS prekindergarten lead teacher for over twenty years. She was instrumental in developing the current program for our young learners and drew inspiration from graduate study at the University of Virginia to establish the prekindergarten art curriculum. An award-winning faculty member, Susan has earned recognition for her contributions in education from The Town of Leesburg, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the Wolf Trap Foundation, and as a recipient of the Thomas Jewell Reading Chair. She also served the LCDS Board of Trustees as the faculty representative. Concluding a nine-year term as a member of the Alumni Admissions Committee at her alma mater, Susan switched gears in 2012 to join the administrative team in the newly-created role of Director of Admissions. She treasures her relationships with the many LCDS children and families with whom she has worked for nearly three decades. An avid traveler and perennial adventure seeker, Susan often finds simple pleasures provide her with the broadest smiles: searching for the ultimate ice cream, discovering the perfect beach and daydreaming about being a mermaid.