About Merrill...
Position: Special Education Self-Contained Program
Room: A53
Phone: (480) 424-8183
Email: Merrill

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Hello and welcome to the Self-Contained Program at Casteel High! My name is Sawyer Merrill, and I have worked as a special education teacher in grades K-12 including Resource, para-professional staff and Self-Contained since 2010.

My Education and Professional Background

I hold a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Education from California Lutheran University and Teaching Certificate in k-12 Cross-Category Special Education from Rio Salado. I have enjoyed my years at Weinberg Elementary and look foreword to a great year ahead here at Casteel!

My Educational Philosophy

In the Self-Contained program, your child will be receiving specialized instruction to meet his/her IEP goals. We will be using various multi-sensory and hands-on activities to review, re-teach, and/or reinforce concepts taught in the general education classroom. In addition, we will be using direct instruction to provide intensive instruction as appropriate to help maximize your child's success.

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