Susan McGuire joins Kehillah with over 20 years of experience in education. In prior years she served at independent schools on the east and west coast, including directorships at Maybeck High School in Berkeley and Heathwood Hall in South Carolina. Susan has also worked as an educational consultant for both domestic and international students and with non-profit organizations that serve low-income, college-going students.
Susan began her career in education as assistant director of admissions at Brown University, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in American Civilization. She holds two Master’s degrees – the first in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Education, and the second in Theological Studies from Emory University, Candler School of Theology. As an immigrant from the island-nation of Jamaica, Susan was raised to embrace a deep respect for a wide variety of people from all walks of life, and to nurture a lifelong love of learning. As such, she deeply enjoys working in independent schools and thrives on thoughtfully guiding young into their own decision-making about the next great stage of their lives.
In her spare time, Susan can be found painting in her home studio, experimenting with plant-based cooking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is delighted to be a part of the Kehillah community.