Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Susan Wales

Phone: 256.233.6603


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.Ed. School Counseling, UNA B.A. Elementary Education, UAH Psychometry Certification, AL A&M National Board Certified Teacher

Mrs. Susan Wales

Hello!  My name is Susan Wales and I am the counselor at Brookhill Elementary. I have been part of the Brookhill family as the counselor for two years, but I was a Brookhill parent for five years when my youngest son, Sam, was a student here.   

I started my career in education thirty years ago teaching kindergarten.  I also taught first grade.  Twenty years ago, I went back to school to get my masters degree in School Counseling at UNA.  Since then, I have worked as a counselor for all grades from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  I received National Board Certification as a counselor in 2007.  I love what I do and am excited about the upcoming school year!

I have been married to Bill Wales for 31 years and we have three sons, Ben, Tom and Sam.  Ben works as a software engineer at Dynetics and is married to Kristin, a second grade teacher. They are expecting our first grandchild in February :)  Tom is an architect and is married to Courtney, a graphic designer.  They live in Boston with a calico kitty named Pip.  Sam is a senior at Athens High School and is involved in a number of school activities, including football.  Go Eagles!

Please feel free to contact me if I can help you or your child in any way this year.  I am looking forward to our weekly classroom lessons and working with individuals and families.  Brookhill is a wonderful place and I enjoy working with all of you.