West Texas High School teacher selected for distinguished scholars institute

Tom Hinde

Susi Seaman, who teaches English Language Arts at the Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD High School, was one of fifty Texas public school teachers invited to the Humanities Texas Distinguished Scholars Institute in El Paso this summer. The El Paso institute took place from June 14-17 and featured award-winning scholars from around the nation.

The program consisted of three days of dynamic presentations and small-group seminars covering central topics in American literary history, including the literature of the Civil War era and the Gilded Age, the Harlem Renaissance, the rhetoric of the civil rights movement and Southwest and Latino literature in the twentieth century.

"The Humanities Texas program was unique because I have never heard fifteen experts in three days. Looking back, I never grew tired of the information presented. Timing and presenters were carefully planned so I heard the best of the best in a way that I could absorb the information," said Seaman.

The intitute was sponsered by Humanities Texas and The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).