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Susan Barber

High School English Teacher & English Department Chair

I am a caffeinated educator with the incredible privilege of teaching high school English and serving as department chair. This is my eighth year at Northgate High School on the south side of Atlanta where I teach AP Literature and also lower level British literature. I am a believer in the system and strive to be a positive influence among both students and fellow educators. At the end of the day, I am glad to settle down to watching something on Netflix with my husband and three kids.

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