Degrees and Certifications:

Maria Perez

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher



Years of teaching experience:

31 Years


Educational background:

Bachelors in Elementary Education, Masters in Special Education, Doctoral Student in Teacher Leadership




Nominated for “Disney Teacher of the Year” award



Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice:

I chose to be a teacher because teaching is not just a profession, it is a mission. I chose teaching because being with children is like being endowed with perpetual youth. ... The love, laughter, mischief, creativity and imagination of children are like an eternal fountain of joy and vitality. We as teachers get to inspire and educate young people. ... We as teachers become influential in students' lives, inspiring and motivating them to achieve their potential. The impression you make on the individual in the classroom continues onto the next generation.


Personal Interests:

Love the beach, reading, knitting, and listening to 80’s music. I also enjoy horror movies, and drinking coffee.