Suzanne Ransleben earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and music from Southwest Texas State University in 1968 and her Master of Science degree in Education in 1996. In 2004, she received her National Board Certification.
Before moving to Rockport, she lived in Corpus Christi for 38 years where she worked in the construction industry as a sales representative and branch manager until 1986 when she returned to teaching. Having studied in Poland, Israel, Armenia, Germany, and Holland, Suzanne authored the integrated high school Holocaust curriculum for Corpus Christi ISD which is now used in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and many major cities in Texas.
She has presented local staff development seminars on the Holocaust and on differentiating curriculum for Gifted/Talented students, as well as seminars for the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., the Houston Holocaust Museum, the Arkansas Conference for Teachers of the Holocaust, and the Texas Council for Social Studies State Convention. Suzanne has received awards as an HEB lifetime teacher for the Coastal Bend Region, a USA Today national top 20 teacher, and as Texas Gifted and Talented Teacher of the Year.
In 2008, she was inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame. Suzanne is currently the Executive Director of the Aransas County ISD Education Foundation and serves on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.