An enthusiastic educator and resourceful administrator with over 40 years of experience and an extraordinary ability to create lasting, positive change, Dr. Groesbeck’s long career has included both public and private education, co-ed and single sex schools. She is known for excellence in organization, team and stakeholder leadership.
Dr. Groesbeck’s experiences in education give her an international perspective, which spans cultures and continents. She has been the Interim Head of School of Girls Preparatory School and Purnell School. Her former appointments include Principal of Havergal College (Toronto), Head of School at Hilton Head Preparatory School and Headmaster at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta. Dr. Groesbeck is currently the Head of School of Emma Willard School – a well-respected, 202 year-old girls boarding school in Troy, NY.
Dr. Groesbeck is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Skidmore College, holds both a Masters and a doctoral degree from the University of Rochester, and was a Post-Doc Klingenstien Fellow at Columbia University. She has received two Fulbright Grants (Germany and Japan) and was named a Toronto Woman of Distinction. She has received many awards, including the Presidential NEA A+ Award (Washington, DC) and the Whitty Ransome Award (Wellesley College), presented to a female who has uniquely committed herself to the lives of other girls and women, and who reflects the pure devotion to a higher cause, the willingness to serve others, and the grace and readiness to honor others.
Dr. Groesbeck (Sue) lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband Mark of 41 years. Together, they have two married daughters, two sons-in-law and three grandsons. Sue is active in the community and enjoys reading, swimming and gardening.