Ms. Susan Petullo - 5th Grade Teacher

Favorite vacation destination/hobby:

Riding a bike at the beach.

"What is the thing you like most about your work?":

Getting to work with the most supportive teammates, staff, and teachers.

"How has teaching enhanced your skills in other areas of life?":

Our students have taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to!  Their perseverance is amazing!

"What is the funniest thing a student has said to you?"

Wow, this is tough to answer because there have been so many! Today, a student said very dramatically that he couldn't get any work done inside, he just had to be outside! 

"What was the hardest teaching skill to learn?" 

Probably time management. There are never enough hours during the school day to accomplish everything.

"Why do you love Ritchie Park?"

It's like a big family: a caring and dedicated staff, students and parents.

Favorite Movie: 

West Side Story

Favorite Musician: 

Changes all the time; right now it's Bleachers

Favorite Quote: 

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C.S. Lewis