Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Susan Coren and I have been teaching since 2010. I started as a Teaching Assistant in Fairfax County, and came to Dominion High School in the same capacity in March 2014. I became a Teacher in January 2015 and I love my job! I teach History as a Learning Specialist. This year I am also serving as the Assistant Varsity Field Hockey coach, and I couldn't be more excited about our third season of this amazing sport!I hold a BA in Political Science from Clemson University, an MA in Political Management from The George Washington University and an M.Ed. in Special Education from George Mason University. I have passed the Social Science Praxis and am now highly qualified in History. Prior to my career in education, I worked in the fields of Lobbying and Government Relations as well as Strategic Planning and Project Management.
I live in Ashburn with my two sons, who are ages 18 and 16, as well as my Labrador Retriever puppy, who is now 20 months old. The photos below are from a short trip to Natural Bridge, VA, three summers ago. We absorbed a lot of American History on that vacation (one of the perks of having a mom who teaches history!). We viewed the Natural Bridge, the National D-Day Memorial, Poplar Forest, Stonewall Jackson’s home and the George C. Marshall Museum on the VMI campus. Additionally, in summer 2018, we visited Oatlands Historic House and Gardens and the George C. Marshall house in Leesburg, VA. Please take a quick look at the photos below.
I am excited to return to the classroom to engage in learning with my students. I have posted information here to help answer your initial questions about the school year. I will keep you updated throughout the year. Should you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.Thank you and I look forward to a wonderful year ahead! Go Titans!Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSocial Studies Department Link: https://www.lcps.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=9069This is a photo of Natural Bridge. Just before the American Revolution and the writing of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson purchased this land, about 157 acres, which included Natural Bridge, for 20 shillings. At the time, that was about $2.40.Such an amazing memorial. Bedford, VA, where the memorial is located, lost more men per capita on D-Day than any other location in the nation. The Overlord Arch stands 44 feet 6 inches tall to represent June 6, 1944.Poplar Forest was Thomas Jefferson's octagonal home that he used as both a place to escape from the British when they were after him at Monticello and a quiet retreat once he became President.Stonewall Jackson's House.George C. Marshall Museum on the campus of VMI.OatlandsOatlands Historic HouseMarshall House, Leesburg, VA