The Washington Informer
Life Skills Teacher, Susan Bauter, is RetiringMonday, June 04, 2007 By Chad Conley
Susan Bauter, Washington High School of Information Technology teacher of students with disabilities, is retiring in June. She came to, then, Washington High School in 1989 where she has been teaching Life Skills--communication, mobility and vocational skills--to help her students learn to live independently. Prior to working on the WHS Campus she taught at two residential treatment centers in the Milwaukee area and at schools in Red Bank, New Jersey. Education has always been important to Bauter and her family. She graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a degree in History and Cognitive Disabilities. She has a Reading 316 Certification from Mount Mary College, an 811 Certification in Learning Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Masters of Education degree from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her husband, Bob, works at Muir Middle School in Milwaukee. Their son, Robert, lives in Wausau, WI. They have two daughters, Mary Jane, who is moving to Idaho, and Angela, who is studying Computer Science at UW-M. Will she miss WHS of IT? “Yes,” she says, “I will miss the staff and the high energy of the students.” As she moves into retirement she says, “I plan to just enjoy the freedom of unplanned days, and I want to spend more time with my extended family in Iowa, Minnesota and Florida.” Very best wishes, Ms Bauter, and thank you for everything.