Hello and Welcome!
My name is Susan McCoy, and I am teaching Principles of Information Technology and Yearbook this year.
A Little About Me
My educational and professional background is varied. I received a B.A. in psychology with a minor in English from the University of Dallas and went on to complete graduate studies in folklore at U.N.C. Chapel Hill. Later, I went back to school to get my teaching credentials, doing graduate work at Brooklyn College and earning my M.S. in Instructional Technology from New York Institute of Technology.
Growing up in East Texas, I dreamed of traveling. As a college student, I spent a semester in Rome, traveling across Europe. After graduation, I moved to North Carolina to attend U.N.C. Chapel Hill. Upon finishing my coursework, I moved to Brooklyn, NY, and began my career in promotions and public relations. After several years, I decided to become a teacher. I began my new career as an 8th grade American History and English teacher. I then taught 4th grade, library and technology skills, piloted a program that brought laptops into the classroom, and worked as a technology coordinator.
After moving back to Texas in 2002, I worked for National Evaluation Systems as a writer and editor of teacher certification tests in the area of pedagogy. Although I had not planned to return to the classroom, I found I really missed teaching.In 2006, I accepted position at NYOS teaching 4th and 5th grade. After three and a half years, I moved to NYOS Secondary, to teach technology applications and journalism courses.
I have a wonderful family, that includes my husband, two sons, a daughter, 3 dogs, and a cat.I love learning new skills and enjoy a wide variety of hobbies outside of school, including travel, adventure racing (e.g. Spartan races), kayaking, hiking, reading, and sewing.
Tuesday - Thursday 7:50 - 8:20