Ms. Marie Perez currently is a Significate Special Needs Teacher. She attended school at CU in Boulder and completed her teaching degree at the Metropolitan University of Denver. Ms. Perez holds degrees in both Child Psychology and Elementary Education, with a minor in the Exceptional Child in the Classroom. She has been in education for 31 years. Ms. Perez is a Colorado state-certified teacher who is highly qualified in language arts, and special education. She has taught language arts, science and math to grades 4-8 and special education, at the middle school level. Additionally, she is one of the co-assessment coordinators for Rocky Top, in charge of the district and state testing. Ms. Perez has been working at Rocky Top in one form or another since it opened, 16 years ago. She loves her job and all of the students she has had the privilege of working with.