Susan Scarborough


Position: 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: 9

Bio: 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.

Hobbies: 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