Arizona Storytellers: Sue Raatjes

Published: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:27am
Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:30am
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Sue Raatjes shares her story at Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

Here's another installment from the Arizona Storytellers series. KJZZ records the live storytelling events created by the Arizona Republic and shares them with you. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or about life events that shaped them.

For 20 years, Sue Raatjes was a high school English teacher in the Peoria Unified School District. One year, Sue was given a group of unmotivated students. But it turned out it was her favorite class to teach.

Sue Raatjes is a retired high school teacher and author living in Phoenix.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit The next storytelling event is Monday, Aug. 31, at South Mountain Community College.

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