Ms. Marie Perez currently is our Significate Special Needs Teacher. She attended school at CU in Boulder, completing 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 32 years. Ms. Perez is a Colorado state-certified elementary teacher who is highly qualified and endorsed 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. Ms. Perez has been working at Rocky Top in one form or another since it opened, 17 years ago. She loves her job and all of the students she has had the privilege of working with, she enjoys playing logic and math games, listening to audiobooks, and playing tennis.