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writing educator

Susan Lynne Ertel, American writing educator. Recipient National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching award, 1995, Lucille Speakman Excellence in Teaching award Westark Communications College, 1993-1994.


Ertel, Susan Lynne was born on February 17, 1964 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Oscar B. and Betty L. (Wright) McKinney.


Associate of Arts, Westark Community College, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1983. Bachelor, University Central Arkansas, 1986. Master of Arts, University Central Arkansas, 1991.


Teacher, Greenwood (Arkansas) Public Schools, 1987-1988;substitute teacher, Leavenworth (Kansas) Public schools, 1988-1989;instructor writing, Westark Community College, Fort Smith, since 1989.


Accompanist, piano, clarinet First Baptist Church, Greenwood, since 1979. Judge 4-H talent shows, Greenwood, 1990, 94. Active PTO, North Main Elementary School, Greenwood, since 1994.

Member National Association for Developmental Education (national committee member since 1996), Arkansas Association for Developmental Education (president since 1995), National Council Teachers English, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa (Outstanding Higher Education Teacher 1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, reading, hiking, sewing, cooking.


Married Philip R. Ertel, June 3, 1995. 1 child, Margaret Annual.

Oscar B. McKinney

Betty L. (Wright) McKinney

Philip R. Ertel

Margaret Annual Ertel