Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Claudine Tellez
My name is Claudine and I am a special education service coordinator on the Sunset Ridge campus. This is my first year at Sunset Ridge, my sixteenth year teaching K-8 and my twenty-seventh year teaching special education. I have a BA.E. in special education with endorsements in early childhood and structured English immersion. I also have a Masters Degree in counseling.
I have had the opportunity to teach in many different models of special education from a learning center, to team teaching through inclusive practices and to a total inclusion school.
I am married and have two children, a girl and a boy. My daughter attends UNLV on a swimming scholarship and my son attends NAU. I also have two cats and two guinea pigs that I consider family!
In my spare time, if I have any, I love to read, watch college football and play/research on the computer.
Besides being a teacher, I have had the adventure of being a parent of a child in special education as my daughter was identified earlier in her school years. Even as a teacher trained in special education, this process was very scary. I am here, not only to help your child, but to support you, the parent!
I truly believe that we are a TEAM working together to set your child up for academic success!
Here's to a GREAT year!!
Distance Learning Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 1-2 PM
*Due to privacy issues, please email me if you would like to Zoom.