• I grew up near Clearwater, Florida and moved to Ocala more than 25 years ago when I married my husband, Eric. My two girls are my world! Abby is 19 and graduated as one of the valedictorians from the IB program at Vanguard High School class of 2016. Abby has begun her sophomore year in the honors program at UF this fall! Go Gators! :0) Madeline is 14 and is attending the IB program at Vanguard High School. She is a 9th grader this year and is an amazing student as well, receiving straight A’s and taking advanced classes! Can you tell I am one proud mama?!?

    I have been teaching for 24 years. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I have loved teaching all of these grades, but have a special place in my heart for my fifth graders. We have SO much fun together and we laugh every day!

    Here's a bit about me, lol! :0)


    Susan Hanks


    April 1st


    South Florida


    Abby and Madeline


    Barkley the lab/shephard and Bugsy the boxer/shephard

    Favorite treats:

    Diet Coke, Chocolate, ummm pretty much anything sweet! :0)

    Favorite restaurants:

    Carrabba’s, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Red Lobster . . . anywhere, really, if it means I don't have to cook! :0)

    Favorite vacation spots:

    The beach, theme parks, the mountains, or any new adventure

    Favorite things to do:

    Spend time with my family, SHOP at Ross, Macy’s, Penney’s . . . ummm wherever :0), read, read, read, (I love getting kindle books off Amazon!), watch movies, travel

    Favorite movies:

    Enchanted, Jaws, Forrest Gump

    Favorite quote:

    “A day without laughter, is a day wasted.” -Charlie Chaplin


  • My girls Family

    pictures by the fabulous jenny e photography