Year Honored: 1991
At the time of the Award, Susan Stitham was:Teacher
Austin E. Lathrop High School
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.