Mrs. Susan Sittenauer

Phone: 785-286-8300


Degrees and Certifications:

BS - University of Kansas - Secondary Social Studies (1984) MS - University of Kansas - Curriculum and Instruction (1991) Honors: •2014 - Lowell Milken Fellow •2013 - Daughter’s of the American Revolution History Teacher - KS •2011 - Kansas Rotary Teacher of the Year for District 5710, 2nd in KS •2003 - National Law Related Education Teacher of the Year •1998, 2005, 2015 - Kansas History Day Teacher of the Year •1995, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 - Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers •1997 -State of Kansas Teacher of the Year Regional Semi-Finalist •1995-1996 - Seaman High School Teacher of the Year •1995-1996 - SHS District Secondary Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Susan Sittenauer

Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Sittenauer has taught at Seaman High School since 1985. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction also from the University of Kansas.  Mrs. Sittenauer teaches AP US History and Civil and Criminal Rights.  In addition, she is the History Day sponsor,  and the CrimeStoppers sponsor.  She is also the Department Chair.  Mrs. Sittenauer has taught her entire career at Seaman High School in Room E7.  Outside of school, Mrs. Sittenauer is a Kansas History Day Foundation Board member, a member of the ICivics working committee for Kansas, works closely with the Topeka Youth Court, and is an active Lowell Milken Fellow.  She is married to Bob and they have one son, Jackson. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching sporting events, walking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


In addition, to teaching Social Studies, Mrs. Sittenauer tries to teach many skills.  She focuses on research skills, writing, communication, interviewing, vocabulary, technological, and numerous other skills that will benefit the student beyond high school.

One of her major goals is to teach the student's to be responsible for their own education.

Therefore, it is the STUDENT'S responsibility to contact Mrs. Sittenauer if he/she has a question.


 Daily Class Schedule:

1st Hour- Civil and Criminal Rights 
2nd Hour-Plan
3rd Hour-Seminar
4th Hour-AP US History
5th Hour- Civil and Criminal Rights 
6th Hour- AP US History
7th Hour-Duty Period
8th Hour- AP US History

History Day Competition Dates:

Sat. February 25- District

Sat. April 29-State

June 11-15-Nationals




You MUST show evidence that you read your sources!

First Semester:
Monday, September 19: List of tentative topics due

Monday, October 3: 10 sources due
A: 10 or more (20 pts.)
B: 8-9
C: 7
D: 6
F: 5 or less

Monday, October 31: 20 (total) sources due
A: 20 or more (40 pts.)
B: 16-19
C: 14-15
D: 12-13
F: 11 or less

Note: An all day field trip to a University library will be taken before December

Monday, November 28: 30 (total) sources due (60 pts.)
A: 30 or more
B: 24-29
C: 18-23
D: 12-17
F: 11 or less

Annotated Bibliography due - (must be typed) (200 pts.)
Monday, December 5

Second Semester: Mon, February 6: Final project and 500 word essay due (except Website and Research paper-Jan 20)

Final project=300 points

Essay = 40 points