Environmental science, writing, and special education are Sue Baxter's areas of interest. With a teaching credential from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, she taught for 1 1/2 years in Fairbanks and 27 years in Juneau. While in Juneau, she obtained a M.Ed. and a resource endorsement from the University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS). Classroom grades taught include 1, 2, 3, 3/4, 3/4/5, and 5. Subjects taught include reading, English as a second language, resource, and gifted and talented. Sue has also taught science methods to college students in the UAS masters of arts of teaching program.
"Teaching is wonderful because it is a career of life-long learning. I enjoy bringing the excitement of learning new things to students, helping self-motivated students seek answers to their own questions, and knowing that each day will be a unique experience for my students and me. Students constantly surprise me with discoveries about themselves and the world! As a mentor I look forward to empowering new teachers to create a positive experience for themselves and their students that will lead to academic growth for students and teachers who gladly embark on a life-long career in education."