Suzan Puttkamer

Phone: 919 553-7113


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Suzan Puttkamer

        Hi, my name is Suzan Puttkamer and this will be my second 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 eleven years old and will be attending Clayton Middle School as a sixth grader. Luke is a second grader here at West Clayton.  They both play soccer so we spend a lot of time as a family out on the soccer fields. We are all animal lovers and we have a dog named Cleo and a cat named Autumn.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, biking, swimming, and kayaking. 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

      8:50-9:00                     Morning Work/Arrival

     9:00-9:20                     Morning Meeting

     9:20-10:00                    Literacy Centers                           

     10:00- 10:30                 Fundations                 

     10:30-10:50                  Snack

     10:50-11:50                  Math              

     12:00-12:50                  BEP                

     12:50-1:00                    Bathroom break                  

     1:05-1:35                       Lunch                     

     1:40-2:00                      Read Aloud

     2:00-2:40                      Rest/DEAR                     

    2:45--3:15                      Recess                   

    3:30-3:50                       End of the Day Circle/Dismissal          


    BEP Schedule:


    Day 1:   PE

    Day 2:    Art

    Day 3:    STEM

    Day 4:    PE

    Day 5:   Media Center

    Day 6:   Music

    Day 7:   Passion Project



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