December 10, 2013
Children’s Garden School founder retires after 36 years
It all started with three $20 travelers checks and a contract written on construction paper.
The year was 1977. That summer, Bonnie Steussy and her husband David Edfeldt traveled from South Carolina to Steussy’s home state of Washington. At the behest of her sister, Steussy went to an open house for a small property across the street from where she lived in Issaquah.
Steussy and Edfeldt were both teachers. Steussy said education was a lifelong passion.
“I can remember sitting in my bedroom, dreaming about being a teacher” as a child, she said.