Susan Haas

Corona, CA | Years Taught: 1975 – Present

Susan says her “philosophical beliefs concerning how children make sense of the world around them are the foundation of the instructional program I have created for my students. I believe all children deserve to be taught in an environment that will promote, value, and nurture their natural desire to learn.” Her home reading program, called Lap-Reading, educates parents in early literacy strategies by offering monthly ideas that increase reading at home. The Lap-Reading program is used by hundreds of other educators and parents across the nation.

Additional Recognition

  • 1999 • Disney American Teacher of the Year Honoree
  • 1999 • California Teacher of the Year
  • 1999 • Selected as one of ten “Teachers Making a Difference” by Inland Empire Magazine
  • 1999 • Walmart Teacher of the Year
  • 1999 • Riverside County Teacher of the Year
  • 1999 • Corona-Norco Unified School District Teacher of the Year
  • 1998 • John Adams Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • 1987 • John Adams PTA Founder’s Day Honoree