For the Record

Suzannah Holsenbeck heads Read to Grow

We start the new year with the news of a planned transition in our Executive Director position. Suzannah Holsenbeck takes over the job in January. We’re delighted to have her join our accomplished staff and the more than 100 volunteers who give their time and talents through Read to Grow’s services.

Suzannah comes to Read to Grow having spent the last 15 years as an administrator and teacher in a wide variety of rural and urban public schools, including serving as a special education teacher on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and as the arts director at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School in New Haven.

Most recently, Suzannah oversaw all components of the CT Schoolyards Program at Common Ground, including the CT School Garden Resource Center, Schoolyard Habitat Programs, and partnerships with 23 New Haven public schools and other community organizations such as All Our Kin and FoodCorps.

She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Yale and a M.Ed. in Urban Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.