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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 ELD teacher 2000-present, Spanish teacher 2018- 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

When I'm not in school, I practice yoga and train for triathlons. I also love reading and writing, and I'm working on writing a series of mystery novels.

Courses Currently Teaching at Blevins

World Language explorations, grade 6

Spanish 1A- 7th grade

Spanish 1- 8th grade

ELD- English Language Development for students learning English as another language in 6th, 7th and 8th.


About me

I have always been fascinated by language, and how people learn languages. I was lucky enough to be in a bilingual kindergarten, and become fluent in Spanish, at least as fluent as a 5 year old needs to be. Ever since, I have been working on learning more Spanish, along with a little French, and of course, English. After I graduated from CSU with an English degree, I decided to get my master's in teaching languages with an emphasis in Spanish. This education prepared me for teaching students who come from a non-English speaking background. I have worked for more than 20 years supporting students in becoming successful in school by learning English.


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.