Employee Spotlight

Charlene Bastian

Educational Specialist, South Sutter Charter School


What did you do prior to SSCS?

Art teacher & Kindergarten teacher

How long have you been with SSCS?

10 years

Where did you grow up?

Bay Area & Rancho Murieta/Sacramento area

Where did you go to college?

CSU Sacramento & National University

Where do you live?

Rancho Murieta

What areas do you serve for South Sutter?

Rancho Murieta, Sloughhouse, Wilton, Elk Grove, Gold River, Rancho Cordova and Sheldon Hills

What do you think is/are the best thing(s) about SSCS?

Parent choice, flexibility, opportunities for alternative learning styles and teaching methods, lots of resources and support, and great co-workers, students and families!

Do (did) you homeschool your kids?

Yes I have always homeschooled my daughters.

What is your favorite curriculum?

Story of the World, Moving Beyond the Page, Essentials in Writing, Teaching Textbooks, Hollings Map & Story projects, Evan-Moor, BrainPOP, Discovery Education, Key to... Math booklets and iCivics.com.

What is your favorite read aloud book?

"Alice in Wonderland" and "The Witches" on audio book

What is your favorite field trip?

I've been on so many that it's difficult to decide. I love History so I'd probably choose a field trip to a historical sight. Pearl Harbir was one of my favorites. In Cal

What is your area of expertise?

Reading Specialist, Art & History

What is your dream summer vacation?

A relaxing trip on a tropical island.

What is your favorite subject to teach?


What do you like to do in your free time?

Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, bike riding, kayaking, travel, exploring museums and monuments, reading, attending theater & music performances, dancing and spending time with my children, family, friends and pets.

What is something interesting about yourself that many people might not know?

I love riding in helicopters because as a child my father flew helicopters and I flew with him a lot.

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4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A
Placerville, CA 95667

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