Ms. Priya Guttal has been making a difference in the field
of education since 1992. She has solid experience in
classroom teaching, one-on-one tutoring, and school

During her early teaching career in India, she developed
an acute interest in teaching children with special needs.
This led to her decision to pursue an
MS degree in
Special Education
. During this program she learned a
great deal about working with children in regular as well
as special education class, US disability laws, and the
public education system.

In 2000, she founded Sonrisa School with the philosophy
that is based on
small class size, ample teacher-student
, stress-free, calm environment, and regular
parent feedback

It is Priya's mission to turn kids around by improving their
self-esteem and self-confidence. She achieves this by
devising individualized curriculum, allowing children to
learn at their own pace, focusing on basic important skills,
and making learning desirable and enjoyable.

Learning Disabilities Association of California has
recognized Priya's perseverance, patience, philosophy,
and passion towards teaching by honoring her with the
Educator of the Year Award.
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Sonrisa School
MS, Special Education
MA, English Literature
Educator of the Year by
Learning Disabilities
Association of California
Certificate of Merit by
Orange County
Learning Disabilities
Counseling parents
Mentoring new teachers
Making a difference in
the lives of children and
their families
Special Education School in Orange County California Celebrates 10th Anniversary