Sue Blethen

Teacher, Burlington High School

sue blethen

Sue has been teaching at Burlington High School since 1994. She has seen many things and had many students pass through her classroom. She grew up on the West coast, but consider herself to be a Vermonter now. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Anthropology and a BA in International Studies. In college, she lived in Costa Rica for a year, and spoke Spanish fluently. That experience gave her a true understanding of living and going to school in another culture and in another language.

After Sue graduated, she worked for a Japanese company which imported NIKE shoes (which wasn’t her cup of tea) so she decided to take her college mentor’s advice and become a teacher. She chose St. Michael’s College to continue her studies and graduated in 1990 with a Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Over the years, Sue has continued her studies in Cultural Competency, Curricula, and School Administration. She loves learning new things.

Sue feels very fortunate to be living and working in Vermont. She love being a Seahorse, and is really excited about the work we are doing though the Partnership for Change and the school reform initiatives.