Sue Sabo, Middle School

Sue Sabo has been at Summit Academy since the school opened its doors in fall 1992. Currently a Middle School Teacher in her 29th year at the school, Sue jokes that she has “worn a path on Shelbyville Road and Main Street driving here over the years.”

Sue finds tremendous satisfaction working with Summit students and watching them blossom. She loves it when alumni return and share their successes. Sue admits, “The job has not come without challenges, but they have made me a better person and teacher.”

Sue recognizes how much she has learned and grown while at Summit. She appreciates the professional development opportunities Summit as afforded her over the years. She also deeply values the people she works with. Sue notes, “I don’t know how I got so lucky to not only love my job for such a long time, but to get to share each day with my colleagues, my friends.”

In addition to her many years as a devoted teacher, Sue has immersed herself in all aspects of Summit culture and life. She has taught summer school, tutored and volunteered her time painting and gardening on campus. She has helped with chess club and student council and has served as an archery coach for the last five years. Sue has also put in countless hours volunteering for committees and attending Summit events, including parades, parties and fundraisers.

Sue has been married to her husband, Fred, for 46 years (Fred also worked at Summit for 15 years!), and they have one son and two grandchildren. While Sue has lived in Louisville for over 40 years, she was born in Cleveland, Ohio and remains an avid Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Browns fan. When she isn’t teaching at Summit or spending time with her family, Sue enjoys cooking and working in her yard.

“I could write a book about why I have loved (not just liked) working at Summit. It has been so exciting to watch the school grow in every way – enrollment, curriculum, extra curricular activities, the campus. I have loved my job here, always. It’s been my second home.”

– Sue Sabo

Thanks in part to grants from Kosair Charities and Genentech, we have completed construction on a space designated for exploration in S.T.E.A.M.  Students will be able to conceive, design, and engineer solutions to problems and create new ways of thinking about the world around them.

Included in this area is a large Makerspace housing a green screen with filming equipment, technology lab, and areas to construct with various materials.  Also included will be a new technology lab and library space.

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Summit Academy’s 17th Mountaintop Breakfast was held on October 22. The virtual event featured remarks from Doug Strothman (Head of School) and Susannah Stevenson (Alumni Parent and Member of the Board of Trustees). If you missed the live event, you can still check out the recording or make a donation to support the students of Summit Academy.

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