Susan Stearn is a licensed architect, mother of three, and concerned Chicagoan. Professionally, Susan has worked as a leader of design and construction projects in commercial and healthcare arenas for 25 years. Personally, she and her husband have raised three daughters through Montessori, Chicago Public Schools, and various universities. Philanthropically, she has served on the building committees of Near North Montessori school and the board of Beacon Academy, the latter a recently established Montessori-based high school where she facilitated the build-out of their first and second homes within three years’ time. She co-founded and chaired the Walter Payton High School Wellness Council and Wellness Fair. Susan is passionate about sharing her skills, creating exciting environments, and finding meaning in everyday experiences.