Mrs. Susan Yarger

Known around school as Mrs. Y., Mrs. Yarger is originally from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Her father worked as a civilian for the Air Force, and her family moved a lot. She lived in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, and Maryland prior to coming to Texas in 1978.

Mrs. Yarger earned her B.A. from Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio; her M.L.S. from the University of Maryland; and, most recently, a M.S. in Reading from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She began her career in education as a Children’s Librarian in a large public library system in Maryland. When she and her family moved to Texas, she worked for the Arlington Public Library. She has also worked in professional libraries at the Urban Institute, the National Education Association, and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in the Washington, D.C. area.

Prior to coming to St. Cecilia, Mrs. Yarger worked at a private school in Arlington for 19 years as a librarian and teacher. She taught courses at both the elementary and high school level. She also taught a Pre-K4 class at a New World Mother’s Day Out when her children were young,

This year, Mrs. Yarger looks forward to reconnecting with returning students and getting to know students new to St Cecilia and to Middle School. She teaches Middle School English Language Arts, which includes reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

She and her husband met in college and have been married for 46 years. Together they have two sons, one whose family lives in Austin, TX. He is a paramedic for Austin-Travis County EMS. The other lives with his family in Fort Worth. He works for Veeva Systems, a cloud-computing company focused on pharmaceutical and life sciences industry applications, where he is a principal consultant. Mrs. Yarger and her husband have three grandchildren: Skyler, 13; Landry, 5; and Davis, 3.