Faculty Spotlight: Susan Spear

Meet Susan Spear

Degrees and Experience
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing/Poetry (Western State Colorado University)
  • M.A. Mass Communications (Denver University)
  • B.A. English (Geneva College)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Susan Spear believes that analyzing literature from a Christian viewpoint and learning to write thoughtfully and in a manner that earns respect prepares student to enter the market place of ideas in a powerful way.

Spear implemented the Writers in the Schools program and Poetry Outloud national recitation contest at CSH.

  • 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
Administration Positions
  • English Department Chair, Chatfield Senior High School (CSH)
  • Instructional Coach, CHS
Professional Associations and Affiliations
  • Member of 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.