An experienced Montessori teacher, Sue taught most recently in the Bridging Class in Inly's Toddler House program.
Suzana Mitri Omran was born near São Paulo, Brazil in 1973 and died in her Cohasset, MA home from breast cancer in 2011—four days short of her 38th birthday. She lived in many places and experienced many different cultures in her short time on this Earth. She lived in Brazil for 13 years, in the United States for 17 years and in Lebanon for nearly eight years. She was fluent in English, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish and was able to speak Italian and French.
Sue was an educator, a teacher, a nurturer and, above all, she was a mother to her three loving young daughters—who were eight, five and one when she passed away.
When Sue was 17 years old, she lived in Brazil and spent three hours a day commuting back and forth to work to teach English to both Brazilian executives and children. She also taught English as a second language in Lebanon at the American Language Center when she graduated from the American University of Beirut with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology.
Sue was an assistant teacher at Burlington Montessori School in Massachusetts and helped the founder grow and expand her school while her two older children went to school there. When Sue and her family moved to the South Shore, she was fortunate enough to be offered a position at the Inly School and enrolled her older children. Although she was diagnosed in the Spring during her first year at Inly, the impact she made with parents and children was immense and the impact that Inly made on her and her family was beyond incredible.
She was a very strong advocate of the Montessori teaching method and was very intellectually inquisitive. She sought out knowledge wherever and whenever possible and would be honored that this Speaker Series is named in her memory.