Suzette Staal

Coordinator of Academic Coaching & Group Study Sessions
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Suzette Staal started at Hope College in August 2014. She is currently the Coordinator of Academic Coaching. Her responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, hiring and training staff
  • Matching peer academic coaches with students who request this service
  • Overseeing daily operations of group help/study sessions
  • Meeting with students who want study strategy assistance
  • Providing resources for academic success 
  • Advising students


  • MAE, counseling and guidance, Pacific Lutheran University, 1994
  • B.A., education and English, Calvin College, 1989

Professional experience

Prior to fall 2022, Suzette was the coordinator of tutoring services at Hope. Before working for Hope, Suzette worked in a social service agency providing local school-based prevention programs. As a certified teacher, she also has classroom teaching experience.

Why I love Hope

Suzette loves the Hope campus and Michigan. After living in a variety of other locations, she really appreciates the beauty of Michigan and the salt-free lake.

Outside the college

Suzette enjoys being active. She walks her dog daily (frequently by campus) and teaches 3–5 fitness classes a week. She considers herself a “foodie” and  loves to cook and eat out. She likes to travel and experience new places and cultures. She is also an avid reader.

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Suzette Staal

Phone Number616.395.7830

VanZoeren Hall Room 268 41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423
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