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Oneonta High School    Oneonta, AL
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Susan Mason Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
English 11, English 9, English 9, Pre AP

Education

B.S. in Secondary Education—Language Arts                                                       

  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Kappa Delta Phi

Associates Degree in Secondary Education

  • Snead State Junior College, Boaz, AL
  • Phi Theta Kappa

Susan Moore High School, Blountsville, AL

  • Valedictorian
  • "Most Likely to Succeed"


Experience

Ms. Mason currently teaches 9th grade English, Pre-AP English 9, and 11th grade English.

·        Teaching at Oneonta High School for 23 years and is highly qualified

·        Selected OHS Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005

·        Also taught 10th English, 7th-8th Study Skills, 8th English and Reading, and Speech in past years

Ms. Mason, in her tenure at OHS, has served in a number of roles and participated in numerous committees and activities.

·        yearbook advisor

·        SACS leadership committee

·        mentor for new teachers

·        Junior National Honor Society sponsor

·        Alabama Penman Creative Writing Contest  

·        Research for Exit/SAT scores

·        National Honor Society Review Committee

·        Handbook Committee

·        Textbook Committee

 



Bio

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Ms. Susan Mason has been teaching her entire 23 year career at Oneonta. She began teaching right out of college from Jacksonville State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Language Arts Degree in Secondary Education.

“Somehow, I’ve always known I was going to be a teacher. In fact, I began teaching in the first grade. Well, it was more like tutoring. My teacher had me to help slower readers in class. At the same time, I began a twelve year ritual of grading papers for teachers. Then I would go home and play “school” with my younger brother who was only four. I can honestly say that at age seven, my future as a teacher began materializing. From that point on, I worked hard at being an excellent student believing that it was important to be a good role model for my own students later. My teaching is grounded in several key factors: respect, discipline, flexibility, and growth. I try to develop creativity and confidence in my students, but above all, I encourage my students to perform at higher levels and to have high expectations in their own abilities.” 

Her efforts have been recognized, most recently, by being named “OHS Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005.”

Outside the classroom, Ms. Mason loves her summers and enjoys traveling, reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.  She has been known to camp, water ski, bungee jump, parasail, and sky dive.  She lives on a farm with her husband, Richard, and their daughter, Riley Makenzie.   

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