Susan Spangler taught secondary English throughout Illinois for sixteen years before completing her Ph.D. in English Studies at Illinois State University in 2006. Susan's teaching focus is in English Education, and as a teacher educator her mission is to engage her preservice and student teachers in activities that help them understand best practice in teaching English/Language Arts. Her research interests include regression under stress in student teachers, technology and literacy, and the impact of Millenials in English classrooms. In addition to writing lesson plans for ReadWriteThink, Susan has contributed material to the Summer Activities section of the site.
Susan is a member of NCTE and the New York State Council of English. She has also served as the Technology Liaison for the Illinois State Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project.