I met Susan while my children attended Ranchview. In 1998 I lost my sister age 52 to cancer. Susan was very kind to me during this difficult time. It is so sad when someone so young leaves this earth. Your family will be in my prayers.
An amazing woman who touched our whole family at Highlands school. We feel honored to have been given the chance to be in your presence and to witness and be around your beautifully infectious aura. You will never be forgotten .
It was a pleasure knowing and working with dear Susan at Ranch View School. She will be greatly missed, but her impact on many will live on! Judy Morten, Retired 4th Grade Teacher
To Suzie's Bellflower family, I have been so sad with this news yet reading her life story it is easy to see how wisely she used her days. Bless your hearts with her love that you may find joy in each day without her presence. She lived each day meaningfully may you each do the same. You all will be in my prayers.. Love especially to Harold and Betty.
Susan was one of the most positive and upbeat people you could meet. Her passion and love for education was overwhelmingly evident by the many lives she touched as an educator and leader. She was not only a magnificent role model as a principal but also as a friend. Her smile made you feel at ease and her laughter was simply contagious. I feel very blessed I was able to learn so much from her in the short time I worked for her. Heaven has a very special angel now.
Over the 10 years my two daughters attended Highlands, I saw first-hand what a great school Highlands is. And it was apparent to me that it is a great school because it has great teachers, and that it has great teachers because it had an exceptional principal. I saw a direct line between Mrs. Stuckey's leadership and the school culture she fostered to create a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow. I am so grateful my children were able to start their education and development in such a special place. The fact that all the Highlands' kids wore pink or their 'Walk for Whale Wishes' t-shirts to Kennedy Junior High on Thursday is a testament to how they felt about this very special lady. She will be greatly missed.
She gave her life to serve and educate the children. God Bless her for doing God's work here on earth. My deepest sympathies to her entire family. Beautiful woman.
So very to learn of Susan's passing. A beautiful woman inside and out all of her life. I hope you'll find peace in knowing she's in heaven, a new angle for sure. God Bless
Four of our five children went through Highlands School with Susan at the helm. She was a blessing to our family and an intrical part of all of our lives. Susan and I were diagnosed with cancer about the same time and we bonded through our highs and lows. We we see each other often at Edward hospital for tests and treatments. She was kind. She was smart. She was beautiful. And she lives in our hearts forever. God Bless.
In 2000, I was one of the students that entered HIghlands' magnet program in 4th grade, after attending Highlands since kindergarten. Today I am 22, on the brink of graduating college, and about to attend medical school.
Even now, I remember Highlands so fondly. From book fairs to orchestra. From the whale statue and the hallways that were perpetually decorated with artwork. The school's warmth fostered some of the happiest years of my childhood. As an adult, I now realize how many of these elements must have been due to Principal Stuckey's hard work. Although I did not know her well, I still very much appreciate everything she did for me at Highlands. Thank you.
As a parent of two children who attended Highlands Elementary School, I feel blessed that Susan was their principal and was able to have an lasting impact upon their lives. Susan made every student at Highlands feel special - from the birthday books that she gave them, to her saying hello to them by name in the hallway. Her positive attitude and kind spirit will always be remembered by all of the students and families of Highlands Elementary.
Susan was truly one of the most genuine individuals a person could know. When she spent anytime with you, you felt valued, honored and excited to be in her presence. I not only was able to enjoy her as a family friend, but she was truly a mentor to me in my career and one of the most impactful leaders I have ever met. Her humor made everyone laugh and brought people together. Her strength and remarkable courage is something we all could learn from. We are blessed to have known her and she will be very missed by our family.