Suzanne  Ransleben

English, Grades 9-10, Carroll High School, Corpus Christi, Texas

Total years as a classroom teacher: 24


1996 Texas A & M University M.S., Education
1996 Texas A & M University Gifted and Talented Certification
1968 Texas State University B.A., Education

Teaching Experience

1990-present Grades 9-10, Pre-AP-English, Carroll High School, Corpus Christi, Texas
1988-1990 Grade 9, English, Kaffie Middle School, Corpus Christi, Texas
1986-1988 Grade 9, English, Shannon Junior High, Corpus Christi, Texas
1968-1969 Grade 8, Reading & English, Baker Junior High, Corpus Christi, Texas

Special Recognition

2007, 2005 Texas Excellence in Teaching Lifetime Achievement, H.E. Butt Foundation
2007, 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award, Texas Historical Society
2006 Outstanding Teacher for Exceptional Performance in Motivating and Empowering Today’s Youth, National Honor Roll
2005 Excellence in Teaching Award, American Councils
2004 USA Today All Teacher Team
2004 Certified by National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
2003 Texas Excellence in Teaching Leadership Award, H.E. Butt Foundation
1998 Texas Certification of Commendation, Texas Historical Society
1997 National Recognition for Advancement in the Arts
1994 Teacher of the Year, Carroll High School
1992 Texas Outstanding Teacher of Humanities
1990 Special Recognition, United States Congress
1990 Holocaust and Resistance National Teacher Award, Jewish Labor Committee
1990 Teacher of the Year, Kaffie Middle School


  • Suzanne embraces teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower
    students to feel personally challenged by the experience of learning.
  • She believes that being a part of students’ lives each day is a teacher’s opportunity to save the world, one child at a time.

“Suzanne challenges her students to question and learn in communities
in which they can grow and flourish. She’s interested in her students,
her colleagues, and the community. I think she’s brilliant.”

Dr. Sydna Arnold, Colleague

“She was great. She let us do the types of projects that people that I
talked to from other schools didn’t get to do, and it changed my
perception on life.”

George De Vera, Attorney and Former Student