CCU Spotlights

Susan Spear

Susan Spear

Assistant Professor of English
School of Humanities and Sciences

  • M.F.A. Creative Writing/Poetry (Western State Colorado University)
  • M.A. Mass Communications (Denver University)
  • B.A. English (Geneva College)


Phone: 303-963-3154


  • Poetry: Academic Questions, The Lyric, Relief, Mezzo Cammin, Don’t Just Sit There, Verse Wisconsin, Raintown Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Poetic Inventory of the Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Reviews: Don’t Just Sit There, Verse Wisconsin, Raintown Review

Professional Accomplishments:

  • English Department Chair, Chatfield Senior High School
  • Instructional Coach, Chatfield Senior High School
  • Implemented the Writers in the Schools Program at CSH.
  • Implemented Poetry Outloud national recitation contest at CSH.
  • Member: Articulation area Vertical Team and Response to Intervention Committee at CSH.

Professional Training:

  • Teaching the Bible as Literature (Concordia University)
  • Adaptive Schools Training
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Denver Writing Project Fellow


  • Honorable Mention: “The Lovers’ Knot” in the Denver Women’s Press Club Unknown Writers Contest, 2009.

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