Our Staff


Meet our Dedicated Children’s Academy of Northlake Management Team

Children’s Academy of Northlake is proud of our highly experienced, dedicated staff. They are all carefully chosen to develop, encourage, enrich, and expand your child’s world!

Lauren Soedarto,

Director Lauren Soedarto

Lauren Soedarto

Lauren comes to CAON from the Suzuki School, where she taught for over 10 years, in the 3 to 5 year old classrooms. In 2007, she attended the Montessori training at Kennesaw State University, working closely with Dr. Feland Meadows, the Goizueta Endowed Chair of Early Childhood and has taken courses on the Pan American Montessori teaching approach for three to six years of age.

By 2010, Lauren became the Assistant Director of the Suzuki School and worked closely with the Head of Schools as they embarked on their Montessori transformation.  Recently, Lauren was Co-Director of the Suzuki School (Buckhead Campus, 2014-2015), and joined Children’s Academy of Northlake in April of 2015.

“I am excited to join Children’s Academy, and look forward to getting to know the children and families!”

Lauren has a degree in English Literature from Georgia State University with a minor in History, and studied at University of Northumbria, UK, for her concentration in British and American Literature.

Susie Tran
Director of Education

Director of Education Susie Tran

Ms. Susie

Ms. Susie has been married for 13 years to her husband Tony, and is the loving mother to Alexis (12) and Bruce (4). She joins Children’s Academy with 15 years of experience in early childhood education.

To compliment this experience, Ms. Susie has a background in Reggio Emilia and taught for 2 years at the university level.

Ms. Susie is most passionate about training adults to provide superior care to children and families. She most recently served as a CDA trainer, and is enthusiastic about sharing her vast knowledge base with the Children’s Academy of Northlake family.

Ms. Susie holds a Masters degree in early childhood education and is continuing work in a Ph.D. program for General Psychology.

Start your child off right with Children’s Academy of Northlake. 

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