Osprey Village

Susan Doubles

 

Susan Doubles

Osprey Village Board Member

“Life is about Loving, Learning and Caring”

Mrs. Doubles has been involved in Osprey Village since its inception in 2008. Susan, mother of a then 38-year-old developmentally disabled daughter, realized the desperate need for Residential Housing for Developmentally Disabled Adults in southern Beaufort County.

As a founder and active board member, Susan aspires to bring Osprey Village “Full Circle” from a paper format to “Brick & Mortar” housing in the Hilton Head/Bluffton community and surrounding area.

Prior to raising a family of 5 children, Susan taught Elementary Education in the first IPI (Individualized Prescription Instruction) School in the Pittsburgh area in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh (1963 – 1965).

In 1988, Susan resumed teaching in Fairfax County, Virginia. She taught for the next 8 years, receiving “The Teacher of the Year Award” in her Community School, mentored student teachers from George Mason University, traveled with a team demonstrating “Problem Solving thru Design Technology,” presented at numerous educational conferences/workshops, and served on a planning committee/panel in New York City to discuss “Best Practices” in elementary education throughout the United States.

In 1996, Susan began a career in teaching Pre-School at the First Presbyterian Day School of HHI. She traveled to Italy to study the Reggio Emilia approach. This approach propelled her to a higher level as a teacher. She applied this approach for the next 12 years in her classroom.

Susan believes that being an advocate for a population that cannot “Speak for Themselves” allows her to travel the “Closing Circle of her Life’ with great commitment & contentment.

“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much” - Helen Keller