Degrees and Certifications:
Julie Suess Education Specialist, Therapeutic Day School
This is my 11th year with the SMUHSD all within the Special Education discipline teaching now on three different school sites, Aragon 9 years, Peninsula TDS 1 year and now the program has moved to Capuchino HS. I love working with teens and being a positive adult in their lives, this is what I do while they I teach academics. I also enjoy being part of the collaborative community on campus because we all want our students’ to feel successful. I really enjoy working with students who struggle both academically and emotionally at school because I can be a help make school a safe supportive place for them to come and learn.
I love traveling and was blessed to live in Europe for 6 years and spent most of the summer back there when I can. I also love being outside hiking, biking, walking with friends and can’t get enough of the mountains and beaches. Playing guitar and singing have been a part of my life for a long time, and brings me joy. I was born in Berkeley while my dad was working on his BA at Cal and teaching credential at SFSU and am proud to be a Bay Area native. Didn’t think I would become a teacher, but I now I can’t imagine doing anything else so important for a career. One thing that encourages me is when I see a graduate being a productive citizen in their workplace and life; this is why I do what I do.