Sue Scarborough

Susan Scarborough

Head of School

Education: University of Pittsburgh - Masters of Education in Language and Communication; Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education

Certifications/Licensures: Reading Specialist

Years of Teaching Experience: 39

Years at Powhatan: 7


I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where I began my career at Winchester Thurston School teaching kindergarten and first grade, then becoming the Lower School Director. After 23 years at WT in Pittsburgh, my husband and I moved to Boston where I was the Lower School Director at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA for nine years.  Currently, I am in my seventh year as Head of Powhatan School. During my career, I have been a Teacher’s Assistant, Teacher, Varsity Tennis Coach, English Department Head, Lower School Director and Head of School.


Tennis, travel, gardening, reading, music (piano and voice)

Favorite Quotes

"You can’t sit around and wait for the storm to be over. You’ve got to learn how to dance in the rain." - Anonymous

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry Adams