Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana would like to recognize Susan Sheets for her many years of service to education in the Shelbyville community. Described by students and staff as “hard working, tenacious, thoughtful, caring, and motivating,” Susan recently retired after the 2021 - 22 school year.
Susan has touched the lives of thousands of students and families during her 29-year career. For many years, she served as a high school English teacher and coach at Morristown High School, her alma mater, where she was recognized with induction in their Basketball Hall of Fame.
When The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, opened in the Shelbyville community in 2016, Susan was one of the first staff members hired and helped grow the school into what it is today. With 208 total graduates and over 150 students enrolled annually, The Excel Center in Shelbyville is so impactful, in part, to staff members like Susan.
While at The Excel Center, Susan supported students in a variety of roles, such as, teacher, life coach, lead life coach, interim director, and college and career readiness specialist. The Excel Center serves adults who wish to return to school and earn a Core 40 high school diploma, industry-recognized certifications, and college credits, all at no cost. Offering guidance, support, and empowerment to students is an essential role for staff members at The Excel Center, and Susan is often commended for possessing these skills.
During her time at Goodwill, Susan made various contributions and achievements:
- Named “Educator of the Year” in 2022 at The Excel Center Shelbyville
- Became the lead sponsor of Student Council 2016 - 2022
- Helped expand industry-recognized certification offerings
- Supported hundreds of students, graduates, and members of the community
We thank Susan for her many years of service to our community and wish her well on the next part of her adventure! Thank you, Susan Sheets!