As a veteran of the corporate world with 20 years of sales and field management experience, Susan has worked in both the education sector with Lifetouch National School Studios and Herff Jones Corporation. She’s also held management positions within the staffing industry with Olsten Staffing and kforce.com. Susan chose College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors as a way to “ eave it better.” Matching families with the proper role model leading to a stronger family fulfills her desire. Susan owns and operates franchises in the following locations: Indianapolis - Carmel, Indiana, Charlotte - Ballantyne, North Carolina, Cincinnati - Mason, Ohio, Columbus - New Albany | Powell, Ohio, Pittsburgh – South Hills, Pennsylvania, Charleston – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Nashville – Brentwood | Franklin, Tennessee, Houston – The Woodlands, Texas. Susan is also actively involved in Make–A–Wish Foundation and has been since 1999. With Make–A–Wish she has chaired fund raising events, spoken on behalf of the organization, but her true love is meeting wish kids and their families and helping make that wish come true. Susan has participated in over 50 wishes and feels honored to be part of such a magical organization. She is also a board member of The Breathing Association and The Columbus Dance Academy. Susan is a native of Ohio, having lived in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and now enjoys traveling to the various College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors offices.
I’m married to a wonderful man and we are very proud of our 2 boys (young men). Our eldest, Shaun, just recently moved to San Diego, CA to begin his Photography career and our youngest, Erik, is a Sophomore who is a Honors student and very involved with football and wrestling. We also have a Westie (Riley) and a Green-cheeked conure (Patron)….both males.
I have been in the staffing and recruiting industry for “too many” years to count. It’s always been a welcome challenge along with a rewarding experience. I began my career with Kelly Services (when they were better known as “Kelly Girls”). Throughout my career, it’s been a pleasure to have the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life.
I am a well-educated person, and I believe that learning is the most important thing that a person can do with his or her time. I love to read, write, and study new languages. I am an active person, and I like to spend my time outdoors as well as indoors. I work hard, and I try to be the best person that I can be. I love to cook clean, healthy meals, and I feel that teaching children to cook and getting them involved in the entire process of eating from preparation to consumption is a great way to get them invested in living a healthy life. My philosophy in life is best summarized as do the best that you can, be the best that you can, and you will inevitably succeed.
Joseph is a Pittsburgh native who graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 2010 and recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a degree in bioengineering. During his time in school, Joseph was a tutor for an electrical engineering class, as well as a tutor to his two younger sisters in areas such as calculus, chemistry, pre-algebra and algebra. Joseph is excited to be a tutor at South Hills College Nannies & Tutors and strives to be a positive, outgoing, and helpful role model to his students.
Mr. Esparza has been a student of the Classical Languages since his high school days at St. Mary's Academy in Kansas. At St. Mary's he earned two gold medals, and one silver medal for the Junior Classical League's National Latin Exam.
In college he studied further in Latin, Ancient Greek, and German at the University of Pittsburgh's Classics Department. He concluded his studies in Humanities at Kansas State University. There he also earned a Certificate of Primary Texts from the Political Science department, a program designed to foster the 'Great Books' method of education.
Mr. Esparza has been a tutor for the past four years. In his spare time he does mountain biking, writes education columns and fiction, and co-organizes the Pittsburgh Writers' Meetup Group.