Susie D’Amico is Eagle Rock’s receptionist and administrative assistant, and while that includes handling inquiries, keeping tabs on schedules and a host of office duties, she’s tasked with a lot more.
For instance, Susie assists our school’s leadership team in assigned projects and she helps our nurse and the Health and Wellness department obtain medical care for students. She work with our Public Allies Fellows to provide logistics for student health appointments off campus and she assists licensure candidates navigate the Colorado Department of Education for their teaching licenses.
Despite all these administrative chores, Susie calls Eagle Rock a library for finding bliss. She enjoys students’ openness and self-reflection and the fact that many of them share their discoveries with her.
We asked Susie to sit down briefly and fill us in a little bit about her history. Here’s what this busy front-of-the-office Eagle Rock representative had to say:
Eagle Rock: What did you do prior to coming to work for Eagle Rock?
Susie: Before Eagle Rock — when I wasn’t working in other offices — I assisted my husband Dan D’Amico in traveling and promoting his fine art.
Eagle Rock: What attracted you to Eagle Rock?
Susie: Eagle Rock offered an opportunity to serve with a nonprofit. The environment for students is exactly the vision that all schools should provide and I am proud to be a part of its national mission of school reform.
Eagle Rock: When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Susie: In my spare time I enjoy looking at the wildlife in my neighborhood, Rocky Mountain National Park. I also like to read and knit. And, of course, dogs are my passion. I have two — Kate and Gillie.
Eagle Rock: What reality TV should you be on and why would you win or be kicked off?
Susie: I would really like to be on Last Comic Standing, but I’m not funny.
Eagle Rock: What’s your all-time favorite Eagle Rock success story?
Susie: I am moved by everyone’s biographies. You never know just what has happened in someone’s life. So it’s difficult to pick just one. Every transformation is beautiful to watch.
Eagle Rock: What’s one thing not many people know about you?
Susie: I have been to Kenya on safari and petted a rhino.