Get to Know Susan Porr
TCS, please welcome Mrs. Susan Porr, our first instrumental band teacher! Mrs. Porr grew up near Washington DC, in Virginia, and spent her childhood attending cultural events in the city. Being influenced by her love for the clarinet and the city’s opportunities, she sought out and was selected to play with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.”
Susan started teaching music as a junior in high school. Pairing her gifts of music and teaching, Susan received permission from her high school to leave campus and travel to various elementary schools teaching instrumental music to elementary students. Susan’s clarinet choir, made up of her students, performed at her wedding.
Susan and her husband, Walt, just celebrated their 40th anniversary at Disney World. Susan says, “Walt has been an amazing support to me and even started a new job just a block away from the school!”
Susan has enjoyed the incredible support she has received from The Christ School teachers and staff. She adds, “There is passion and excitement in the air! I have taught in public and private schools and TCS is very unique.” She is excited to help her students learn new skills in instrumental music in preparation for musical performances. “I am hoping they will come to love it as much as I do,” says Susan. The Bible verse on Susan’s wedding ring is Psalm 127.