Hello! My name is Sue Yasger, and I love teaching. I have been teaching for 11 years; prior to that I spent 15 years as a Regional Manager in commercial property management. I managed the leasing and day-to-day operations of a dozen locations in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties. My company leased entire floors in high-rise office buildings and then subleased office space and services to executives, mainly attorneys and businesspersons. I was responsible for all aspects of the business, including personnel, operations, and design.
I had always wanted to teach, and when the commercial real estate market took a turn for the worse in the early 90’s I returned to school for my graduate degree. I majored in English and have a double minor in Child Development and Sociology. I received my Master of Arts degree in English in 1995 and began teaching that fall. I am a Cal State Fullerton alumnus.
I taught at the community college level first, sometimes on as many as five campuses per semester. In 2001, I began teaching at Cal State Fullerton. I teach in the English department, I teach the upper-division writing course in the Child and Adolescent Studies department, and I also teach Business Writing.
I have been married forever, and my husband also received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cal State Fullerton. His major was Art, and he does illustration and portraiture. We have three children: our eldest is an elementary school teacher, our youngest daughter is a college student, and our son is in 5th grade.
I have recently written a children’s book that my husband is illustrating. We hope to begin shopping it to publishers soon.
In my spare time (what little there is of it) I love to travel, watch movies, cook, read, and spend time with my family. My son plays both baseball and football, and he is part of the OC Honor Orchestra, so much of my time is spent grading papers while also watching his sports and music performances.
I love teaching because it is never boring. The students are interesting, and each day and each semester brings something new and exciting. My classes are interactive, with participation encouraged and discussion welcomed. I was a little girl who loved school; by teaching, I have found a way to stay in school forever!