Sue Bartlett


Longtime Jackson County educator Sue Bartlett was sworn in as a member of the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees on March 23.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University and started her career in Haywood County before spending 28 years with Jackson County Public Schools, including Smokey Mountain Elementary School, Scotts Creek School, Camp Lab and Cullowhee Valley School.

She currently volunteers with Circles of Hope, works with Jackson Community School and is active in multiple book clubs as well as the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators.

“I am so honored to have been asked to serve in this capacity, and I just hope I can do a good job supporting the community and the people who make it great,” Bartlett said. “I have heard so many great things about SCC and the board. The agenda is the students, and everything else you leave at the door.”

She lives in Sylva with her husband, Roger, who is a partner in Western Builders.

Bartlett’s term runs through 2025.

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