Susan House Pardo
Susan House Pardo’s 33-year teaching career at Walkersville High School reflects her dedication to education, athletics, and community service. Specializing in health and physical education, she has left an indelible markon countless students, earning Superior and Distinguished Evaluations from administrators. Beyond the classroom, Susan co-facilitated inclusion programs for special education in physical education. Her extensive involvement in coaching and athletics includes roles as an assistant athletic director, head varsity swimming coach, and head girls’ varsity basketball coach. She also has spent more than 35 years as a fieldhockey official in the county. Susan’s impact extends beyond sports, with her contributions to emergency medical services and safety committees at Walkersville High School. She’s also noted as putting safety first and served as one of the first on-locationtrainers for athletic events in Frederick County. Recognized as a 2015 FCPS Teacher of the Year Finalist, Susan’s influence goes beyond the school walls. She serves on the Safety and Security Committee, Crisis Team, and Epi-pen Administration Team. Her commitmentto community service is exemplified through her roles in the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company, American Red Cross, and various fundraisers. Susan’s personal athletic achievements include scoring 14 points in the final as Middletown won a state title-winninggirls basketball team. She also was the leader in free throw percentage at Frederick Community College and played in the JuCo Region XX All-Star Game.