Mrs. Suzanne "Sue" Lunsford has worked for the Placer Union High School District for 20 years, serving as a mathematics teacher, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Mathematics Department Chair, and Assistant Principal at Placer High School, Assistant Principal at Placer School for Adults, and was given the charge to open Foresthill High School seven years ago as the school's first principal.
Mrs. Lunsford attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she did her undergraduate work as a mathematics major with an emphasis in numerical analysis. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, she completed her teacher credentialing program at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where she was introduced to public radio with friends who served as broadcasters at KUOP. Mrs. Lunsford earned her Administrative Services Credential at CSU, Sacramento.
After teaching for 10 years in Lodi and Long Beach Unified School Districts, Mrs. Lunsford and her husband moved to the Sacramento area, where she was hired to teach at Placer High School. She and her husband reside in Auburn, where they have lived for the past 14 years.
Mrs. Lunsford is a member of the Association of California School Administrators and currently serves as a member of the Placer-Nevada County Resource Advisory Council. She has served on several non-profit boards and has been the Vice President of the Foresthill Chamber of Commerce as well as Auburn Area Access, the entity that created and runs Auburn Community Television. She is a graduate of Leadership Auburn, and while teaching at Placer High won awards as Outstanding Teacher through the Rotary Club of Auburn, the Merit Award in Teaching Excellence by the Hillman Foundation, and was PUHSD's Teacher Who Makes a Difference in Placer County through the Association of California School Administrators.
Mrs. Lunsford enjoys music, hiking, backpacking, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She says, "Were it not for KVMR, I wouldn't know much of the music I now listen to, nor would I have been given all of the information from so many points of view on so many issues." She looks forward to serving the thousands of KVMR listeners, both local and worldwide, as well as the station's staff and broadcasters.