Posted Date: 05/05/2020
PCSD #1 is proud to announce Susie Schomburg being awarded the District’s Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021. Susie Schomburg has taught for PCSD #1 for over 30 years and is a valuable asset to the district. Wheatland High School Principal Josh Sandlian wrote the following about Susie:
Susie grew up in Georgia near Ft. Benning and went to college at Auburn. Susie started her career in essentially a one room school house before coming to Wheatland. She taught in the basement of a house that served struggling kids. Susie shared with me that she developed the curriculum and the program from the ground up and it was successful. Susie came to Wheatland first teaching in the SPED department and working as the district diagnostician. Susie transitioned into the Social Studies classroom and has been there ever since. The spring that I was hired, Susie was in a horse accident and was in a neck brace for several months. Then last year, she spent several weeks in the hospital with pneumonia. Both times, we could have lost her, but she’s a tough lady and she doesn’t give up. Susie has a passion for the west! This is evident in her History of the American West class as well as outside of the school. She has coordinated several endurance rides and likes to get away with her sisters to ride in the Black Hills. Susie serves as the WHS Student Council sponsor. Susie works with the kids to coordinate Homecoming activities, coordinate the WHS Community Service day, and coordinate the blood drives. The Student Council major fundraiser is the Make A Wish week which provides wishes to kids with terminal cancer. During this week, students raise money for Wyoming kids to help them receive their wish. Wheatland HS is honored to have Susie Schomburg receive the district Teacher of the Year award! From the staff at WHS, we congratulate you and we are thankful for all you do for our kids!
Ms. Schomburg will have the opportunity to apply for the Wyoming State Teacher of the Year this summer.