Firefly has been director of New Orleans’ Sunship Earth program since its inception in 1984. She has assembled a group of dedicated teachers, parents, and community members to develop, sustain, and expand the program into Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.) a non-profit organization in 1995. As an Associate Staff member of the Institute for Earth Education (IEE), which created the Sunship Earth, Earthkeepers and Sunship III programs, Sue helps to write, revise and pilot the Institute’s programs. Sue hires and intensively trains all T.R.E.E. Earth Educators in both content and outdoor classroom management. She teaches at all programs and leads overnight sessions. Sue’s experience in education, teaching grades four through seven in St. Tammany and Orleans Parish Public Schools, and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction provide the foundation for her work.