Susan Moriarty Banker '74
Susan Moriarty Banker, a 1974 Rush-Henrietta graduate, is program coordinator at Pieters Family Life Center and a longtime community servant who developed her leadership skills as a parent and refined them years later as a member of the Board of Education.
The mother of three children, Mrs. Banker has been invested in our community for decades. She served as a Cub Scout den mother and committee member for Boy Scout Troop 334. In addition, she volunteered with the parent groups at Leary Elementary School, Roth Middle School, and the Senior High School. She helped shape the school district through her service as chair and vice chair of the District Parent Advisory Council and as a parent representative for the District Shared Decision Making Committee.
In keeping with her personal philosophy of giving back, Mrs. Banker continued to serve our community even after her children had graduated from high school. Between 1997 and 2012, she served five three-year terms on the Rush-Henrietta Central School District Board of Education. In addition, she took her leadership one step further and served multiple terms as president of the Board of Education.
During her tenure, she promoted the importance of continuing education for herself and her colleagues. In 2010, Rush-Henrietta was the only school board in the state where each member, including Mrs. Banker, earned Master of Boardsmanship awards. This is the highest honor from New York State School Board Association’s Leadership Development Recognition Program. To qualify for the recognition, a board member must participate in many professional development events and activities.
Mrs. Banker works full-time as program coordinator for Pieters Family Life Center, a premier program of Heritage Christian Services, where she helps nurture relationships through recreational, educational, social, spiritual, health and wellness opportunities that are inclusive to all. She also served for 15 years as coordinator for the Henrietta Recreation Department gymnastics program, and was a National Youth Sports Coach and member of the USA Gymnastic Coaches Association.
Mrs. Banker and her husband, Alan, live in Rush.