In 2004 Suzanne was awarded the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association/Auckland Savings Bank Travelling Fellowship. She spent six months in the United States conducting research and visiting a range of schools and universities. Her dissertation was: The contributors to success in raising student achievement - the Principal’s role.
Suzanne is also a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she attended a summer school with a range of educators from across the globe. Her area of study was titled: Educational Leadership: An evolving vision.