I know that TravelingMom.com "Gold Boarder ," Susie, is tenacious and helpful, even though I have never met her.  Each day Susie posts guesses to TMOM's "I.D. The Beach" contest (she is still not even CLOSE!) and she always has a helpful tip or two for other moms with travel questions.


Susie's tenacity and helpful nature was recognized this year. Susie was awarded the Golden Bell Award in 2008 and the Grazer Outstanding Achievement Learning Award in 2007 for her relentless commitment to advocating for better programs and services for special education students.



Susie has also worked at the same high school in California since 1974.  Now THAT is remarkable.


Congratulations, Susie, you are an inspiring Traveling Mom.


Read her winning letter .