My name is Susan Gray and this is my fourteenth year teaching in Bethalto School District, and my ninth year teaching at Parkside. I grew up in the area, graduated from Civic Memorial High School, and SIUe many years ago. Since that time, I have lived in many different cities around the United States. I have taught preschool for fourteen years in both Kentucky and Texas. I have three amazing children. Derek and his wife Amanda live in Louisville, Kentucky. On July 29, 2014 they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Henry Nicholas. Their second son, Thomas Nicholas, was born August 1, 2017. My middle child, Nick, passed away suddenly in April, 2005, at the age of 23. He was an awesome young man, and is missed terribly by his family and friends. We are comforted by the fact that he is waiting for us in a better place. Angie, my youngest child, lives near Houston, Texas, with her husband, and two of my cute grandchildren. Walker is fourteen years old and loves everything sports-related, and Kendall is twelve and is quite the songbird. She has also begun playing volleyball. I am so happy to be living back in Bethalto, among family and friends and love being part of the Parkside family!