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Susan Cole


I am Susan Cole.  I grew up in Southern California and attended California State University Fullerton. I received my Bachelors degree in Biology and worked as an undergraduate research assistant. My undergraduate work was in comparative physiology with California Halibut. I was a teacher’s assistant in zoology and a grading assistant for botany. I then attended graduate school at Cal State Fullerton studying White Sea bass comparative physiology. I taught the mammalian physiology lab for two years there and also worked as an intern at Santa Ana College. After completion of my intern program I was hired as part time faculty by the college where I taught for over two years. I then moved my family to Arizona where I began teaching at Mountain Shadows Education center in Apache Junction. I stayed there for 5 years and during that time I went back to school to get my Masters degree in Education. I got an opportunity to take a position at the Florence alternative school, S.T.E.P. and was there for 3 years. I then transferred to the high school during the middle of the year 6 years ago. I am currently teaching IB Biology I and II, Honors Biology, and two hours of regular Biology. My passion is Biology and the best feeling I get is when I know I have a captivated audience in my students and that they are enjoying learning science. I am a resident of Circle Cross Ranch, where I live with my wonderful husband Kevin. I have two wonderful children that are all grown up now, my son Alec is 22 and my daughter Hannah is 18. Both are working their way through college.