Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Suzanne Cope
Reading, 7th Grade Vanguard Academy
Conference Periods: 2nd and 8th
Ms. Cope was born in Houston and grew up in Friendswood, TX, attending Friendswood High School. She graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and lived in Colorado for a total of 12 years. During that time, she had different jobs, such as working for The Denver Post and being a snow ski instructor and a white-water rafting guide. She also lived abroad teaching English from 2011 to 2014: 1 year in France, 1 year in Spain, and 1 year in China.
This is Ms. Cope’s seventh year teaching in Texas and fifth at Burbank. Her passions are reading, writing, music, and anything outdoors, especially in the mountains. Ms. Cope hopes to instill a genuine love of reading in her students by giving them autonomy in their reading selections. She wants them to know and understand that reading adds value to one’s life, both inside and outside of school.