Wings Special Needs Education

Our Staff

A special education begins with a special breed of teacher, and our staff are chosen for their passion, qualifications and experience. We encourage dancing to a different drum to allow our teachers to adapt and change as the children need in an organic and fun way.

Meet our staff:

Susan Mussmann

Susan started teaching in 1981 after studying at the then Pretoria College of Education. She went on to complete a further diploma in education (FDO: MBD), specialising in learning disabilities. After teaching for 16 years in Pretoria, 10 of which were in the AID class, Susan worked at three different private schools in Gauteng, teaching children from Grade R to Grade 5.

This is her seventh year with Greg, and her second year with Wings as a group. Susan has an unwavering passion for education and derives immense job satisfaction from helping children overcome their challenges and reach their potential.

She works closely with an occupational therapist, assisting children with the transition from therapy to academic work, and keeps abreast with the latest developments and trends in education through reading and attending professional courses.

Susan’s passion for education extends beyond the group and she offers learner support and remedial work, especially in Maths and reading, in her private capacity. She also enjoys parent and teacher training. Susan truly lives for that Aha! moment.

Trecious Jeremiah

A mom of three, Trecious joined Wings in March 2019. After Matric, she volunteered at various schools and worked as a teacher’s assistant. She received formal training as a class assistant and facilitator at Unity College and has worked with special needs children for nine years, becoming a fulltime facilitator for Gabriel in 2012.

Trecious is also trained in the Makaton language programme and her professional development includes certificates in Pre-Numeracy Teaching Skills, Basic First Aid and Microsoft Office Level 1. She is also an inspirational dancing coach, especially when she thinks nobody is watching!