Susan Heinemeyer, BS, Certified Teacher
Susan Heinemeyer is the Education Liaison for Adolescent PHP patients at Esperanza. She is a University of the Incarnate Word graduate who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and who is also a Texas Certified Chemistry and Biology teacher. She also taught math and is proficient tutoring all subjects through high school. Susan has been tutoring privately for 25 years and working with students in eating disorder treatment for 12 years. She is an advocate for her students with their schools and helps ensure they are receiving required assignments.
“Having an adolescent with an eating disorder and in treatment is extremely stressful for parents.” Navigating the school system is an additional function that Susan performs so that recovery can be the central focus for parents and their child.
Susan helps students meet their needs in several academic areas including SAT/ACT prep, AP courses, college applications and GED completion. She sees her role as removing obstacles for the students and she does everything she can to meet the academic needs of all her students so that recovery is attainable.
“It is a joy to assist these students with their academic needs. Some students require tutoring to compensate for a lack of classroom instruction while others need extra motivation to help them follow their education plan. It is rewarding as well as challenging to be able to meet the needs of each student.”