Susan Copley


Sue Copley poses with a frog friend at Jacks Pond.Recently retired as the long-term Principal of Peterborough Elementary School, Sue is now the Chair of the Harris Center Board of Trustees.

She grew up in Princeton, NJ, and earned her B.A. from Bates College, master’s degrees from Mount Holyoke and the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She has served on the boards of Brantwood Camp, the NH Journal of Education, the Monadnock Summer Lyceum, and the ConVal Community Scholarship Foundation. She is also an active member of the Monadnock Rotary Club.

Sue has a lifelong love of the outdoors, and wants children today to have the chance to learn bird calls, catch salamanders and turtles, and explore their local fields and woods. She is a past recipient of the Harris Center’s Educator of the Year Award, and loves sharing all-season picnics with her husband, Doug, on the summit of Thumb Mountain.