Ms. Marie Perez currently is a Learning Specialist in grades 6, 7 and 8 for math. She attended school at CU in Boulder and completed her teaching degree at the Metropolitan University of Denver. Ms. Perez holds degrees in Child Psychology and Elementary Education, with a minor in the Exceptional Child in the Classroom. She has been teaching for 27 years. Ms. Perez is elementary certified with an endorsement in Special Education. She is also highly qualified in language arts, and while employed with the district has taught primarily math. 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, 15 years ago. She loves her job and the students she has had the privilege of working with.