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Charice Guerra

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
SEAL District Relations Administrator
Charice has been providing education support to under-served students for over 20 years. She began her career as a middle school English teacher educating English learners in Ventura County. Soon after, she relocated to the high desert as a classroom teacher and teacher on special assignment (TOSA) where she helped create a model program for English learners. Charice returned home to work for the Ventura County Office of Education as coordinator for language arts/ELD and the visual and performing arts. She was the regional art lead for four counties where she advocated for English learners to have access to arts education, including providing professional development to teachers for English learners and the arts. Before joining the SEAL team, Charice was the director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in Fillmore Unified School District (FUSD) where she also served as principal. While in Fillmore USD, she worked closely with SEAL and the district administrative team to support full implementation of the SEAL model. This included securing a CDE grant in 2016 to start six preschool programs with the SEAL model as the foundation. Dedicated to and passionate about English learners, Charice is a founding member of the 805 EL Advocates, a volunteer advocacy group which focuses on the rights of English learners and their families in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.