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Suzanne Carter, B.S.E., ECSE

Early Childhood Assistant Director

Suzanne Carter, B.S.E, ECSE has been a part of the ACCESS Early Childhood team since 2006. She taught two-year-olds, served as the birth to three-year-old coordinator, and started the language intensive classroom at the EC-2 level. In 2018, she transitioned to her current role as Assistant Director of Early Childhood. Suzanne mentors and trains teachers and teaching assistants, assists with classrooms and curriculum, celebrates victories, and helps troubleshoot challenges. She is a certified special education teacher and administers developmental evaluations.

Suzanne loves the ACCESS mission and how the innovative, hands-on early childhood curriculum reaches all learners and encourages them to grow. Her own children attended ACCESS Early Childhood and were well-prepared for kindergarten.

Suzanne has been in Early Childhood Special Education for more than 25 years. Prior to moving to Arkansas and joining ACCESS, Suzanne taught three to five-year-olds in a special education setting in Texas. She has training in a variety of special education models and philosophies and is also well-versed in American Sign Langugage.

Suzanne is a Certfied Instructor for Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and trains our early childhood staff in deescalation techniques and strategies. She enjoys focusing on how connection and social emotional learning strengthen the whole child. Her favorite part of ACCESS and teaching is working with families and impacting not only classroom success, but also success in their home and family environments.

Suzanne is a native Texan. She is married and has three children. She enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking.