Phone: (610)269-4400, Ext. 42606
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Business Administration/Marketing B.S. Secondary Education/Business Computers IT MBA PhD Educational Psychology
Dr. Suzanne Speirs
Suzanne Speirs teaches business and computer science courses at Downingtown High School West. She is the advisor for the Mock Trial Team, Future Business Leaders of America and the Computer Science Honor Society at West. Dr. Speirs was awarded an Aspirations in Computing Educator Award through the National Center for Women & Information Technology and has been a Research Fellow in the REThink CS @ Drexel, a Research Experiences for Teachers program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She wrote a computer science module on visualization to increase student understanding and retention of Java sorting algorithms and co-wrote a cross-curricular module on microprocessors in education. Her research area of interest is in broadening access, motivation and participation in computer science. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Sigma honor society and received an Educator 500 Award from the 3E Institute at West Chester University.
For the 21-22 school year, Dr. Speirs teaches AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Introduction to Computer Programming, Data Structures and Game Development and Marketing.