Inspire Every One, Every Day

Susan Harelson

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About Me

Educational; Background & Experience

BA from Colorado State in English Education

MA from University of Southern Mississippi in Teaching Languages, with an emphasis in Spanish

Blevins ELA teacher 2000-present

Favorite Part About Teaching

My favorite part about teaching is solving problems with students- each day is like a new puzzle to figure out how to best help kids learn.

Interests & Hobbies Outside of School

Yoga,  Tae Kwan do, reading, cooking and gardening.

Courses Currently Teaching at Blevins


ELO- English Language Development

7th and 8th grade Spanish Explorations

English Language Development partnering with teachers

About Me

I partner with teachers at all three grade levels to teach English to students who know other languages and are perfecting their academic language.  I work with science, social studies, math and language arts teachers to help ensure that students are able to be successful in their classes.  I am bilingual in English and Spanish, although we have students from many countries and with numerous language backgrounds.

I am also returning to teaching Spanish with our Spanish Explorations class, a semester-long elective for 7th and 8th graders. We use the Comprehensible Input approach to learning, with conversations, stories and songs to build Spanish comprehension.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.