Susan Harrington began teaching at College of Western Idaho in August 2011. Since then, she has thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Developmental Mathematics courses of Math015 (Pre-Algebra) and Math025 (Beginning Algebra).
Prior to this, Susan taught math and/or science at various middle/high schools, colleges, and universities in Idaho beginning in 1988. Additionally, Susan was hired as a Mathematics and Science Coordinator at the Idaho Department of Education in 1997, where she continued to work until 2007. At the Department, Susan worked on mathematics and science standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment projects throughout the state and across the nation. She was fortunate to be able to meet and work with numerous school district superintendents, principals, teachers, and many other dedicated educational professionals.
Susan was born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, but grew up near various towns in north Idaho. There, Susan spent hours on the back of her paint pony, Frosty. Together, and along with the family dog Cricket, they explored the nooks and crannies of the abundant hills, pine trees, and creeks that the area had to offer. Later, during high school, Susan focused more on her ballet dancing, performing in “The Nutcracker Suite” every December.
After graduating from Post Falls High School, Susan earned an Associate of Science Degree from North Idaho College, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Mathematics/Physical Science, from Boise State University, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching Mathematics from the University of Idaho.
Susan has two grown children, Saige and Chance, who live in Boise and who she enjoys spending time with whenever possible. And, along with her husband, Tim, Susan enjoys tending mischievous chickens, large perennial/annual vegetable garden beds, and various fruit/nut trees on their urban mini-farm in Nampa.