Volunteer Spotlight – Susan Oare
Susan Oare came to Tulsa CASA in June of 2015 after a 40-year career in public education.
Working as an elementary school teacher and also a principal, Susan had the opportunity to interact with CASA’s, DHS, and the foster care system.
Having seen the commitment and passion those parties offered to support children, she promised herself that she would get involved.
Since retiring in 2014, she has participated in many volunteer activities; aside from being a child advocate, Susan also volunteers at the Jenks Aquarium and is an adjunct teacher at Tulsa Technology Center.
When she’s not busy advocating for foster children she can be found reading, spending time at the lake, and traveling—though you probably won’t see her traveling to an amusement park any time soon, a little known fact about Susan is that she is really scared of the rides!
Susan also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as their spoiled dog, Sassy. Susan describes herself as being very family-oriented, and she always puts her husband, Tom, and their two grown children, Mark and Amy, first.
This quality is something that she brings into her volunteer experiences as well. Susan’s compassion for others, respect for families, and dedication to her CASA cases could only be described as putting others first. We are lucky to have a volunteer who is so passionate about our program—thank you for all that you do!
“CASA’s provide the children of Tulsa with a voice and a positive future…I have discovered that when I am involved with a case, the children are always a part of my thoughts.” – Susan Oare
A Note from her Advocate Manager
Susan is an experienced CASA volunteer who brings so much to her work with our children and families. She approaches each case with a can do attitude. She is very driven to make a difference and she truly has!
Susan has the ability to turn even the most difficult situation around, which in the end truly benefits the children and families.
Susan is a trusted confidant, a caring support and a passionate advocate for those with whom she works. Her very presence, warm smile and friendly greetings impact her work and make her highly effective as a CASA.
I can’t think of a case that could not benefit from Susan’s amazing talents and skills, she is one in a million and we are so grateful she is continuing her life’s work of child advocacy as a volunteer for CASA. – Julie Blake