Phone: 919 553-7113


Degrees and Certifications:

Suzan Puttkamer

        Hi, my name is Suzan Puttkamer and this will be my sixth year on the  Kindergarten team at West Clayton.  I grew up in Syracuse, NY. I 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 fifteen years old and will be a sophomore at Clayton High School. Luke is eleven years old and will be a sixth grader at Riverwood Middle School.  We are all animal lovers. We have a dog named Cleo and a bearded dragon named Leo.  I enjoy spending time with my family, running, biking, kayaking, 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

    8:55-9:10 Morning Meeting

    9:10-9:40  RIME

    9:45- 10:15 Literacy  Whole Group  

    10:15-10:45 -  Literacy Centers

    10:45--11:15 Fundations

    11:20-11:50 Lunch

    11:55-12:05 Heggerty

    12:05-12:55 Math

    1:00-1:45 Enhancements

    1:50-2:20 Math small group  

    2:20-2:50  Recess  

    2:50-3:20 Snack/Writing

    3:20-3:45  Soc. St./Science/snack

    3:50 Dismissal


    BEP Schedule:

    Day 1 Tech Lab

    Day 2 Music

    Day 3 Media/Library

    Day 4  PE

    Day 5 STEM

    Day 6 Art






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