Our Staff

The staff at Sunset Sudbury believe that all people are curious by nature, that the most efficient, long-lasting, and profound learning takes place when started and pursued by the learner, and that all people are creative if they are allowed to develop their unique talents.

Michelle Beasley-Hunt is mom to a 14-year-old daughter and step-mom to a 21-year-old son.  Michelle’s work has always been in the arts. Her experiences include 10 years of work in film production as well as work creating 2-D and 3-D computer animation. She later combined her love of the arts and the joy she found in teaching to become a certified K-12 art teacher. Once Michelle learned of the Sudbury model there was no turning back! Michelle is excited to be a staff member at Sunset Sudbury. She is also delighted that her daughter is free to learn what she wants and how she wants in a supportive community of her peers.

SuzanaSuzana Schuster is a founding parent and became a staff member 10 years ago.  She did her post-graduate degree in BA at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia in Art History and Sociology.  While finishing up her studies, she discovered yoga and has been an avid Iyengar yoga practitioner and teacher for the past 20 years.  In between staffing at the school, teaching yoga, and being a mother to a 14 and 17-year-old, she is also becoming more deeply involved in the practice of Zen meditation. She is an unwavering believer in the Sudbury model.

Conner McKeen joined Sunset Sudbury School during the 2021-2022 school year. During his time, he was voted in as permanent school meeting chair and was an active member of the community. He graduated the following year. Over that summer, he then went on to volunteer at Sunset Sudbury and was then hired as a staff member. He has a plethora of interests such as STEM, child psychology, plumbing, graphic design etc. His hobbies include ice skating, painting and gaming. He is loved by his cat Sarah. As a former student and now staff- he truly believes in and upholds Sudbury in all aspects of his life.