Teacher Profile - Susan Bennitt

June 29, 2014

Susan earned her BA and MA in Spanish studies from Middlebury College. After living and working as a global advertising executive in Madrid for 25 years, she and her three high school aged daughters moved to Connecticut to pursue educational opportunities. Susan taught at Choate Rosemary Hall for two years, giving seminars on García Márquez’s A Hundred Years of Solitude, and in Comparative Literature.  For the past ten years, she has been at the Hopkins School in New Haven, Ct., teaching Honors courses ranging from Pre-Columbian Civilizations, XVI century Cultural Fusion, and Coups and Revolution in Latin America, to Cultural Tolerance in Medieval Spain and present day Spanish Culture and Civilization. Susan coaches field hockey and tennis at Hopkins, and also leads international cultural immersion trips, having travelled with her students on ten occasions to Nicaragua. She’s is thrilled to come full circle this summer with both her Middlebury and Spanish roots, with such an outstanding group of MMLA learners in Comillas.