About Teacher Sue


Sue Mangold loves the color red and plants of all kinds, especially fresh garden vegetables. A resident of Poulsbo, Sue lives with her husband and son in a cottage with a beautiful garden. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and has an Initial Education Certificate.

Sue has worked and played with small children for over twenty years. She started teaching as a substitute teacher both in Seattle and North Kitsap school districts, mostly at the kindergarten level, before beginning her career in preschool education. She spent eight years with Indianola Preschool before joining us at Poulsbo Cooperative Preschool.

Creative expression is a favorite aspect of teaching for Sue. Arts and crafts, cooking, singing, and growing things are an integral part of her preschool curriculum. She especially enjoys supporting children as they put in the effort to master new skills. She loves to see them develop a sense of pride in themselves.

It’s no surprise Sue grew up to be a preschool teacher. Her father, a minister in Suquamish, and her mother, the Director of Fishline Food Bank for 30 years, showed Sue how rewarding and meaningful it is to care for and be of service to others.

Sue started with us as a Co-Parent Educator in 2002 and became our sole Parent Educator in 2004. Sue stays current on issues in early childhood education by attending monthly in-service meetings at Olympic College as well as other conferences on early education and childhood development.