Second Grade Teacher,
Bishop Unified School District
Susan Kunze is a second grade teacher at Bishop Elementary School in the Bishop Unified
School District in Inyo County, where she has taught since 1985.
Mrs. Kunze graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1975, earning a Bachelor of Arts
degree and a Ryan Act Multiple Subject Credential. In 1982, she completed a Master of Education
degree in Elementary Education (Curriculum and Instructional Methodologies) at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mrs. Kunze is a member of the California Mathematics Council, National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics, and the Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics. She is a frequent presenter at
mathematics workshops and conferences. She was a member of the NCTM Illuminations Writing Group and
the LearnZillion Dream Team. Susan was a member of the CA State Common Core Mathematics Framework
Committee and the ELA/ELD Adoption Committee and is a Graphite certified educator. She has authored
two teacher resource books, Ten Minute Activities, Grades 1-3 and Grammar and Punctuation for Grade 2.
Mrs. Kunze was honored to receive the Presidential Award in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2008.
Kunze joined CalTAC in 2012.