Suzanne Murphy is our Board secretary. She joined Firefly’s Board in January of 2020. Suzie is a former elementary teacher of 20 years who still enjoys to guest teach every chance she gets-- when she is not watching her grandson. She holds a Masters in Education from UNC Greeley and a Bachelor of Education from Metro State. In addition to giving her time to Firefly Autism, Suzanne volunteers at Crisis Center of Douglas County.
On her beginnings with Firefly Suzanne says, “I attended the Laugh Yourself Blue Gala in April 2019. I was so impressed with the work Firefly was doing in the field of Autism and knew I wanted to become involved. I was completing my last year of teaching at the time
and was looking for a worthwhile cause to volunteer my time to. Being an elementary teacher, I knew firsthand how important supporting students with Autism and those on the spectrum was and still is. Firefly offers not only educational support to students, but also to their siblings, parents and/or guardians. I am amazed at what we do and the programs we provide for these students and their families.”
“Firefly supports families and helps all involved to do everything possible to ensure they acquire the skills needed to achieve their goals. Our new school not only supports the students and families, it is also a place where all services can be attained. All services that the students and families may need can be found under one roof and thus provide a more valuable use of time for all involved.”