Executive Director & Founder of Country Knolls Preschool
Susan Harney is the Executive Director of Country Knolls Preschool. Susan graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Science Degree and paralegal certificate. Susan served as a paralegal with Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, but quickly rose to the position of Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. After ten years working in corporate America, Susan retired to care for her three young children. Once her youngest child turned three, Susan longed to return to the workforce, but in a different capacity.
In considering her own children’s needs, Susan wanted to create a preschool which caters to the needs of the whole child. In pursuit of this dream, Susan returned to college in 2010 to obtain a degree in early childhood education, as well as the credentials necessary to be a preschool director. Susan’s corporate experience and education has been instrumental in creating the special environment you will find at Country Knolls Preschool.
Susan and her team have created a learning environment designed to attend to the emotional and educational needs of its students. Susan also looks to continuously improve upon the quality of care and education provided by Country Knolls Preschool by assisting teachers in the classroom and bringing her love of arts and crafts to the children.
Susan’s husband Michael grew up in Mahopac and Susan quickly fell in love with her new hometown. Susan and her family are active members of the Mahopac community. Susan is an executive member of the Austin Road PTO, member of SEPTO, MSA Girls Lacrosse Coach, Girl Scouts Leader and Board Member of the Mahopac Boys Lacrosse, Mahopac Girls Lacrosse and Football Booster Clubs. Most days you will find Susan, along with her husband Michael, cheering on their three kids, Michael 16, Hannah 15 and Erin 13 off and on the Mahopac sports fields.