Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum

Trustee

Trustee of the Month: Sue Carrier Graham

I grew up in Lakewood, OH where my father, Harold Carrier, owned a small drug store only a few blocks from our home. It was not until we moved to Twinsburg in 1992 that I learned that my father’s uncle, Arthur Willis Carrier, was Twinsburg’s first school superintendent in the 1890’s.

I graduated from Lakewood High School in 1953, attended Baldwin-Wallace the following year, then transferred to and graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH in 1957 receiving a degree in elementary education. My husband Jerry also graduated from Wittenberg with a degree in history and political science. Then went on for a Masters from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN while I taught in the public schools there.

After teaching stints for Jerry in Kettering, OH then as a Instructor of Political Science at Wittenberg, where I taught a preschool program, we moved to Shaker Heights, OH in 1965 and for many years I taught in a preschool coop and then worked in the Children’s Room of the Shaker public library while my husband taught at Shaker Heights High School.

We moved to Twinsburg in 1992 where I developed and taught a preschool program entitled “Nature Nook” which wa a part of Twinsburg’s Department of Parks and Recreation. In addition, I was a volunteer at the South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metro Parks and at the Twinsburg Liberty Park. I also volunteered with a group assisting our naturalist, Stanley Stine.