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Profile: Dorothea M. Susag

Dorothea M. Susag (Dottie)

I grew up in suburban Chicago and graduated from Maine Township High School in the same class as Harrison Ford. I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and graduated from Montana State University with a B.A. in English and Speech Education. In 1992-93, I received the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship for Montana and have since earned an MA in English (Literature) and an MA in English (Teaching) from the University of Montana. I have authored several published essays and the 1998 NCTE publication, Roots and Branches: A Resource of Native American Literature Themes, Lessons, and Bibliographies. Although I retired from teaching full-time, I’m pleased to be teaching Junior English at Simms while I also work as an independent consultant in 6-Trait Writing Assessment, Community-Based Heritage Education, and K-12 Native American Literature Education. I have received local and state Teacher of the Year awards from the Dufresne Association, the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Montana Advisory Council for Indian Education. I love working with young people and the Sun River Valley Community through the Montana Heritage Project!

I am married to Sylvan Susag, a retired school counselor, Vo Ag teacher, and farmer. We have three children and four grandchildren. Living in rural Fairfield with two horses and two cats, I enjoy waking up to the eastern sunrise, reading, playing the piano, working out, knitting (when I get to it), and watching movies.

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