Sue spent her entire life connected to and dedicated to Catholic education. She herself attended Catholic Schools, attending St. Paul grade school, Forest Ridge High School, and then Seattle University. Sue dedicated countless summers during youth working at Catholic summer camps, and often shares her fond memories of those days. You may have been lucky enough to listen to Sue break out in a camp song or two! Sue even met her dear husband Joseph one summer while working at Camp Gallagher.
Sue joined the Holy Rosary Community as a young bride and mother when all five of her children attended our beloved school. Sue was a very active volunteer from the beginning and continued doing so throughout the time all of her children attended school. In fact, when her youngest CJ was born, she did not skip a beat when it came to her volunteer responsibilities. She just brought CJ to school with her, dropped him off in then Principal Kris Brown’s office, and went about her duties volunteering in the classroom and on the playground.
Sue later joined the Holy Rosary Staff as a Kindergarten aide and then became our devoted teacher librarian where she has served our community for the last 26 years, earning her Master’s Degree along the way.
Something truly noteworthy: Mrs. Harris has actually read most of the books in our library, always proving to be a fabulous resource for all things related to Children’s literature.
After her children graduated, Sue began an annual senior high reunion where 8th grade alumni gather together each year, and she still continues this tradition today. What an incredible tradition and opportunity for graduating seniors to come back together and reminisce on their grade school days before going their separate ways.
Sue has always been and continues to be a teacher leader. Whether it is accreditation, media literacy, and technology or as a CYO boys’ basketball coach, Sue is always found in a leadership role, both at the school and in the larger Archdiocese. Sue is a founding member of the Catholic Archdiocese Librarian’s Consortium.