August 19, 2019 Welcome to Sutter Middle School!
Dear Sutter Families,
My name is Charissa Guillen and I will be your child’s case manager for their Individual Education Plan (IEP) for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my 4th year at Sutter Middle School, but my 7th year teaching special education math/support classes for middle school, grades 6-8. I have two teaching credentials- a Multuple Subject and Special Ed. Mild/Moderate credential from CSU Sacramento. I also have my Master's Degree in Special education from CSU Sacramento as well. In additional I have Math certifications that allow me to teach math, and I have an Autism certification from Brandman University. I am currently pursing my adminstration credential from Sacramento County Office of Education.
Due to the nature of your child’s schedule, I may not always physically see your child, but I do check grades often and communicate with teachers on a pretty regular basis. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have, and also feel free to include me on e- mails sent to their other teachers as well so I can remain in communication with everyone.
I not only manage student IEP’s, but I also teach throughout the day. I teach two SDC Study Skills classes, one SDC Math class, and I support 6th grade English with Mrs. Conte second period. I also collaborate with the other 6th grade general education (including STEM) teachers on a weekly basis. I also have aide support in Mr. Smith’s class and Ms. Conte’s other English classes- and we refer to these classes as inclusion classes.
Thank you for your support and I look forward to working to support your child their first year here at Sutter. Hope they had a great first week and a relaxing weekend. My contact information will be provided below. The best way to reach me is via e-mail because I can check it and respond even while I have students or other adults in my room, so it is easy to keep information private and confidential with e-mails. I am happy to chat on the phone as well, just provide me with a suitable time frame and number at which to reach you and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thanks so much! Looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future!
Special Education Teacher, M.A.
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 916-294-9035, ext. 320803, Room A-103