Deer Lakes

School District

Suzan Hensel


Hello! My name is Suzan Hensel and I am a 3rd grade ELA teacher at East Union Intermediate Center. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English and Elementary Education degree from Chatham College and received my Master of Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have been teaching at Deer Lakes since August 1999.  Prior to teaching at Deer Lakes, my professional experiences include substitute teaching in Allegheny Valley, Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel Area and Hampton School Districts 
As your child progresses through this school year, keep in mind that third grade is such a big transition year for him/her. Your child may take some time to adjust to a new building, new teachers, new content, and new expectations.  My goal is to ease this transition, and my hope is to instill a lifelong love of reading in my students.  As an educator, it is so exciting to see that little spark ignite as we progress through the year together.  

My husband and I reside in Frazer Township. We are avid fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and the West Virginia Mountaineers.  We love to travel, and one of our favorite places to visit is Siesta Key, Florida.



~Assignments are listed on our Daily Planner.  This is sent via ClassDojo to your device.  Your child can access the Daily Planner in my Google Classroom under Classwork. 
~All assignments are expected to be completed when assigned. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have difficulties with technology.
~Please click on the link below to find your child's weekly spelling listvocabulary words, and grammar skills for the entire year.  Remember to scroll down for the current week's document after you click on the link. 

                ~~~Please click on the link below to view the 3rd Grade Classroom Supplies List !~~~
      *****Please click on the link below for McGraw-Hill Wonders Remote Learning Resources******


Suzan Hensel
Teacher, Grade 3
Language Arts
17 East Union Road 
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: (724) 265-5330 Ext. 304
Fax: (724) 265-1699

Office Hours:

7:05-3:00 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Friday
10:00- 5:45 Wed

Joined Deer Lakes:

August 1999


Bachelor of Arts in English, Elementary Education- Chatham College May 1996
Master of Elementary Education- Indiana University Pennsylvania 1999