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Susan Comfort named Salk Teacher of the Year

Susan Comfort is the 2023-2024 Salk Elementary Teacher of the Year!

Susan started working at Salk thirty years ago and has been teaching even longer. 

“Teaching children is not a business but a calling. If one is called, then they will move heaven and earth to get their students where they need to be and do it in a joyful and meaningful way,” she said. “The teachers and staff at Salk are some of the most dedicated, motivated and exceptional teachers I’ve ever worked with. Our students know we love them and want to help them be successful.”

Susan teaches gifted and talented at Salk four days a week and spends the other day supporting novice gifted and talented teachers across the district. 

“I have learned over my years in Tulsa Public Schools that relationships are the key to everything, whether it’s with students, parents, co-workers, or the community. It motivates people young and old to give their personal best. I have most enjoyed watching former students go through their school years and into their adulthood. Knowing that a former student is now a productive member of society and happy is the best thing ever.”

Outside of the classroom, Susan loves making memories with her family.

“They are my why, always.”