Susan Collums Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Second Grade


I earned a BS in Education from Sam Houston State University. 


I began teaching in 1997 in the Klein Independent School District. I taught two years of 3rd grade in Klein before getting married and moving to Austin. I accepted a job in Leander Independent School District, teaching 14 years of 3rd grade there before accepting a 2nd grade position at Patton Elementary. This year, I have moved back to 3rd grade and am really enjoying our classes!! 


Our team's teaching philosophy relies on the strong, trusting, and supportive environment that we each foster in our classroom. Each child comes to us with such a unique and beautiful mind, family, and experiences. Our goal is to meet each student where she/he is and create a life-long learner by locking arms as a community and web of support. We intend to reach this goal providing a safe and nuturing learing environment while setting high expectations and providing endless support. Teaching is an opportunity to love children and empower them.