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Susan Stitham (AK '91)


At the time of the Award, Susan Stitham was:

Austin E. Lathrop High School
Fairbanks, AK

Subject(s) taught: English/Language Arts
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Susan Stitham left Alaska for Ashland, Oregon in 2010. She is involved in the leadership of OLLI at SOU, and is currently the co-chair of the Curriculum Committee and teaching classes each term.

Susan Stitham, English teacher as well as chair of the English Department at Austin E. Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, promises her students each semester that they will leave her classes with more questions than when they started. Ms. Stitham was a founder of the Alaska State Writing Consortium and the Alaska Teacher Research Network, and she serves on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. One honor of which she is particularly proud is that she has been selected as commencement speaker by her school's graduating class on twelve separate occasions.

Additional Information


1965 Middlebury College, B.A.