Susan Spence

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Susan Spence

English Teacher
Instructional Leader

Email: [email protected] (recommended)

Voicemail: (303) 982-1952 

Courses I teach:

  • IB English 11: Language and Literature
  • English 9
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I wasn’t one of those people who always knew I’d become a teacher. However, early on in college, I came to the realization that I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. I started teaching in 1996, with the Cherry Creek School District, where I spent four years before I agreed to take one year off to have my first child. Eight years and a master’s degree later, I finally returned to teaching and joined the English Department at Dakota Ridge High school. My students are in ninth grade English and eleventh grade IB English, and I get to spend every day figuring out how to engage, challenge, and prepare our future leaders and thinkers.

Education & Credentials

  • BA History, Colorado State University, 1996
  • MA Education, University of Colorado at Denver, 2008
  • CDE Professional Teacher Licenses: secondary license with social studies & 7-12 reading endorsements


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