Dr. Suzanne Cunningham, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Arkansas State University; BA in special education, Southeast Missouri State University; MA, University of Missouri; PhD., Nova Southeastern University
Building: Lyon Business and Economics Building
Cunningham was assistant principal for few years at Lewisville, Lanier High School, Gullet Elementary School, and Winn Elementary School, all in Texas. She became principal of Winn Elementary School in 1995. In 1999, she became principal of the newly opened Hermelinda Rodriguez Elementary School in Austin, where she served for 10 years. Under Cunningham’s tutelage, the school earned “recognized” status in 2001-02 and 2004-05, and achieved a “Gold” rating in reading and math. In 2009, the elementary school’s new library was named the Dr. Suzanne Cunningham Library in her honor in recognition of the dedicated service to Rodriguez students, staff and parents. She served as a trainer for district principals in the Institute for Learning; Principles of Learning Program, through which she hosted and mentored schools from around the state of Texas. She also served as Mentor Principal for new principals at Austin ISD for eight years.