Phone: 919 553-7113


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Suzan Puttkamer

        Hi, my name is Suzan Puttkamer and this will be my fifth year on the  Kindergarten team at West Clayton.  I grew up in Syracuse, NY and earned my bachelor's degree in elementary and special education at SUNY Geneseo.  In 2003, I moved to North Carolina and spent my first four years of teaching as a special education teacher for grades k-2nd at Wake County Public Schools.  I also taught a transition Kindergarten class for ten years at Genesis Christian Preschool.

         I am married and have two children.  Grace is fourteen years old and will be attending Clayton High School. Luke is ten years old and a fifth grader here at West Clayton.  We are all animal lovers. We have a dog named Cleo and a bearded dragon named Leo.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, biking, and swimming. I am also actively involved with the children's ministry at my church.

       I am passionate about teaching.  My goal as an educator is to create a learning environment where every child will feel special and learn how to treat others with kindness and respect.  This will allow each child to grow both academically and socially. I look forward to a great year!


  • Schedule:

    8:25-8:50 Arrival

    8:55-9:15 Morning Meeting

    9:15-9:30 Heggerty/Phonological Awareness

    9:30-10:15 Fundations

    10:15 - 10:45 Whole Group Reading

    10:45-11:30 Literacy Centers/Small Group

    11:30-11:50 Writing Workshop

    11:55-12:25 Lunch

    12:30-12:45 Writing workshop (cont.)

    12:45-1:45 Math

    1:45-2:10 Soc. St./Science/snack

    2:10-2:40 Recess

    2:40-3:25 Enhancements

    3:25-3:50 RIME/Remediation/Pack-Up



    BEP Schedule:

    Day 1 Guidance

    Day 2 Music

    Day 3 Media/Library

    Day 4  PE

    Day 5 STEM

    Day 6 Art






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