Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Human Development, OR Licensure in Early Childhood Education/Elementary. Warner Pacific College, Portland, OR. Additional course work at Rio Salado College and Northern Arizona University. AZ Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Age 8/Gr 3. AZ Early Chilhood Endorsement, Birth-Age 8. AZ Elementary, K-8. AZ Cross-Categorical Special Education, K-12.
Mrs. Susan Haight
My name is Susan Haight and I currently teach special education K-3 at Innovation Academy. I also serve as the Special Education Facilitator. I have 29 years of experience working in education, with 23 of those years as a teacher. I began my teaching career in Oregon and then moved to Arizona in 2002 for teaching opportunities in the Phoenix area, and later found my way to Amphi. I have worked with both general and special education students in a variety of settings, to include preschool and K-6 grade levels.
I did not initially set out with a career goal of being a teacher, but it was more that teaching found me. I believe parents are a child's first educator, and I gained my initial experience with volunteering in my own children's classrooms, and outside extracurricular activities. In addition, I managed a childcare business, and later worked as a teaching assistant. I realized I was already teaching. With encouragement from others, I entered my formal educational journey.
I believe every child has their own unique personality and learning style. I love to help children find the tools they will need to satisfy their curiosity and be successful.
*Special Education Teaching Assistant/ Elementary Teacher K-6- Oregon City School SD
*Special Education K-5 full inclusion program- Buckeye Elementary SD
*Special Education Preschool Teacher (Contracted by STARS)- Pendergast and Washington Elementary SD Phoenix
*Special Education Preschool Teacher-Amphitheater SD
***Currently pursuing additional reading coursework in partnership with Amphi and the AZ Department of Education.