Susan Marie Kunze (born June 6, 1953, in Highland Park, California) is a second and third grade teacher in Bishop, California, situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She is an author of educational books as well as a recipient of the 2008 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Kunze graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1975, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Ryan Act Multiple Subject Credential. In 1982, she completed a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She began her career in 1977, working as a teacher at Trinity Christian School in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is currently a teacher at the Bishop Union Elementary School District in Inyo County where she has worked as a teacher since 1985.
In 2001, Kunze coauthored the book, "Ten-Minute Activities Grades 1-3". In 2002 she wrote "Grammar and Punctuation, Grade 2".
In 2008, she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She was flown to Washington, DC. and was in attendance for President Barack Obama's "Educate to Innovate" speech in 2010.
She is married to Donald L. Kunze (born 1954) of Van Nuys, California. She is the mother of two sons, Jonathan B. Kunze and Nicholas A. Kunze.