Second Grade Teacher, Bishop Unified School District
Susan Kunze is a second grade teacher at Elm Street 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
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 is a member of the LearnZillion Dream Team. 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.