Regional Coordinator 2010-2011
Susan Marie LaVallee
Susan Marie LaVallee passed away in late 2011. She had a BA in English, an MA in education, and teaching credentials in English and psychology, all from UCLA. She taught at the elementary level and gave poetry and creative writing lectures, including haiku workshops. She served as regional coordinator and haiku contest judge. Her first encounter with haiku was looking at butterfly wings through a microscope in a biology class.