Suzette Coors

Title: Seventh Grade Teacher

Company: Philip Simmons Middle School

Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Suzette R. Coors, M.Ed., Seventh Grade Teacher at Philip Simmons Middle School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language arts.

Matriculating at the University of Georgia, Ms. Coors achieved a Bachelor of Science in Education in middle grades education, language arts and social studies in 2015 and a Master of Science in middle school education, educational theory and practice in 2016. Since 2016, she has excelled as a seventh-grade teacher of language arts and humanities at Philip Simmons Middle School in Charleston, South Carolina, which is a SEAMS School. The school is part of a series of intensive study programs that aim to provide opportunities for advanced learning experience in mathematics, as well as to introduce research-based learning for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. For the past two years, Ms. Coors has developed her own curriculum based on community service, as her students focused on homelessness the first year and on animal welfare in the second year.

Renowned for her knowledge, empathy and passion, Ms. Coors was named Teacher of the Year at Philip Simmons Middle School in 2019 and 2020. Earlier, she had been awarded Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2016. Ms. Coors now credits her parents, former teachers and undergraduate experience for establishing the foundation for her to make meaningful contributions to education. Prior to her current role, between 2012 and 2015, Ms. Coors gained initial experience as a student-teacher and after-school assistant at Oconee County Middle School, practicum student, staff member and counselor at Morgan County Middle School and teacher at Abrakadoodle. Looking ahead, she is considering pursuing her doctoral degree.

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