Susan Taylor, Administrative Assistant
Susan grew up in suburban Maryland outside of Washington, DC, with her parents and her brother. She graduated with a BA in Marketing Communications from Mary Baldwin College in 1990, and moved to Atlanta to work in the advertising field. After working for two advertising agencies, she went back to school in 1993 and received a BA in English from Oglethorpe University in 1995. Susan then went to work for FC&A Publishing in Peachtree City as a List Broker, planning direct mailings to advertise the books and products they sold. After having her first child in 2000, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom, and then went on to have two more children. Susan moved to the North Fulton area in 2001, and found TKC when looking for a preschool for her first son in 2003. Susan’s three children all attended TKC Preschool, and she was treasurer of the TKC Preschool Parents’ Association and ran the pizza lunch program for four of the seven years that her children attended the preschool. Her children went on to attend The Davis Academy, where Susan also performed several volunteer duties, including Room Mom, Committee Chair of Lost and Found, and a term as PTO Vice President. Most recently, she served on the Youth Engagement Committee at TKC during its first year in 2014.
Susan and her husband, Tim, live in Roswell with her three children, Tyler (18), Ansley (16) and Dawson (14). She also has three grown step-children (Tim’s kids), Blake (26), Morgan (25), and Logan (24), who love to drop in for dinner, as Susan’s favorite hobby is cooking and entertaining. She also enjoys reading, going to concerts, and traveling.
Suesan Phillips, Bookkeeper
Suesan was born and raised on Long Island and grew up in a Conservative home where her family was very active in their synagogue including Youth Group activities. She received her B.S. in Phys Ed with a concentration in Sports Medicine from SUNY Brockport in 1986. She worked for the JCC on Long Island for 8 years before relocating to Roswell in 1995. Her commitment to raising Jewish children has kept her closely tied to the Jewish community. After 3 years of being involved with KLUB 345, she believes more than ever that it is never to early to form strong ties with other Jewish children in a social atmosphere. Suesan can be found during the week in the bookkeeping office. She began her work association with TKC in 2005 teaching in the preschool. Since 2007 she has been a 2nd grade teacher in the Religious School. When the need surfaced to engage our younger students socially, she jumped at the chance to lead KLUB 345. Suesan has witnessed first hand the power of connection through her children Ian (21) and Alexa (16).
Sara Polikov, Director of Religious School and Family Programming
Sara Polikov grew up in a suburb of Youngstown, Ohio, with her parents and two brothers. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Studio Art. She relocated to Atlanta upon accepting a kindergarten teaching assistant position at The Davis Academy. Her first year was followed by 3 years of teaching third grade. At that time, she held a leadership position of grade level chair as well as privately tutoring. Sara was married in the summer of 2006. She then accepted a teaching position at The Temple, teaching Pre-K at The Temple Early Learning Center, as well as teaching 4th grade Hebrew, both midweek and Sundays at The Temple Breman Religious School. Sara taught there for a little over two years until her first child was born. After having her daughter and choosing to be a stay-at-home mom, she started her own business. She sold custom order pastries and chocolates for the next 4 years. She has spent many volunteer hours acting as the Co-PTA president at TKC Preschool, the PTA treasurer for the MJCCA Sunshine School, a room parent at Young Life Academy, a tutor for the Bears Cares Tutoring Program at Roswell North Elementary , a media center volunteer at Roswell North Elementary, a Room Parent at Roswell North Elementary, a member of the TKC Board of Trustees and a teacher of the Mommy and Me Class at TKC. Sara and her husband, Lance, live in Roswell with their three children, Hayden (8), Sawyer (6) and Jordyn (4). Sara loves spending time with her family and also enjoys cooking, baking, exercising, knitting, and organizing.