Tom and Suzanne Shirley
Suzanne M. Shirley
B.S. Education / Spanish - Oklahoma Baptist University
NIHS Teacher of the Year 2004-2005
I absolutely love teaching. It is my passion and my calling in
life. I have now been teaching for 18 years at Broken Arrow North
Intermediate High School. I plan on continuing to be a high school
classroom teacher until I retire. My students inspire me, make me
laugh, and more often than not, it is them who teach me many life
I am enthusiastic, passionate, driven, goal-oriented, and positive
minded. I always encourage my students to work hard and never give
up, no matter how difficult the task.
Every child is precious and has special gifts and talents. I
believe it is my mission in life to encourage young people and help them
to believe in themselves.
Spanish is the subject I teach, but overall, my objective is to
motivate, inspire, encourage, and lead young people.
It is my pleasure to have these precious young people in my life, if
even for a short while!