Instructor & Club Leader
Susan Eggers loves learning about the past and the people of our world, and sharing that love with her students. She attended Wake Forest University as a William Louis Poteat scholar, where she earned her B. A. in History, graduating magna cum laude. Continuing her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she received her M. A. in Russian history and completed additional hours of graduate coursework toward a Ph. D. While in graduate school, Susan received grants to conduct research in the Lenin Library and the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow, the National Library and the Russian State Historical Archive in St. Petersburg, the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She has presented conference papers across the country and has published several articles on Russian history.
While she loves conducting historical research and writing about her findings, her true passion is teaching. Her first teaching position was as an instructor at Appalachian State University, where she taught World Civilizations. Since then, she has taught history and geography to homeschoolers, both in co-ops and online. She loves teaching students how to research and write about history and geography. In addition to these subjects, she has also taught Russian language classes online. She has homeschooled her own children since 2003, two of whom are homeschool graduates pursuing college degrees on scholarship.
Susan and her family live in upstate South Carolina. In addition to teaching history and geography, she enjoys music and has composed several pieces for choir and handbells, and has taught beginning piano. She loves her local church and seeks to grow as a follower of Christ.
Foundations of World Geography
Foundations of World History (OFFERED SY 2022-2023)
Historical Research and Writing – Ind. Study
Russian History and Culture – Ind. Study
Western Civilization I – LETU HIST 2213/Honors
Western Civilization II – LETU HIST 2223/Honors
World Regional Geography – LETU GEOG 2013/Honors (offered SY 2022-2023)
Young Learner History: U.S. Geography
Young Learner History: World Geography (offered in SY 2022-2023)
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Mrs. Eggers is my favorite teacher.
We so appreciate Mrs. Eggers’s sweet spirit, professionalism, and careful planning. My student has grown so much through this course! We are very grateful!
Mrs. Eggers ha[s] the big picture in mind. She is clear and connects the dots for her students well. Most history books I have read were just random facts thrown together. Mrs. Eggers connect[s] the times well... She is quite the accomplished historian.
Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed taking your geography class and having you as a teacher!! You were my favorite teacher this year… I had sooo much fun learning about all the different countries. You made it very exciting to learn!!
Thank you so much for a great year of geography and fun. You are a GREAT teacher and I enjoyed learning with you. I learned many fascinating things in your class, and I hope there will be another year I will be in your class…
[Student] has really enjoyed your class and has been telling her friends that for the first time, she is really enjoying history and learning a lot.
Mrs. Eggers is one of the most dedicated teachers I've ever known. My son learned so much under her teaching, and she has helped him narrow down what he would like to study in college through her teaching.
To me, the best measure of Mrs. Eggers’ teaching (in my opinion) is that all of my children have asked if they can please take another class with her as the teacher! Love her!