Dr. Kathy Perez, an award-winning classroom teacher, administrator, and author, has worked with students of all ages, from preschoolers to college graduates. Dr. Perez is currently a Professor of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California, Director of Teaching Leadership, and Coordinator of Professional Development and Outreach. A dynamic presenter and “teacher cheerleader,” she has the experience to captivate and motivate her audiences.
Kathy is an acclaimed international educational consultant, author, and motivational speaker, specializing in instructional strategies and creative approaches to literacy, learning, and leadership development. She integrates state-of-the art methods and research with passion and practical insights from her own classroom experiences. In her entertaining and thought-provoking sessions, she forms a powerful connection with her audiences.
Dr. Perez has extensive teaching experience as a general educator, special educator, literacy coach, and curriculum and staff development coordinator. Even the most reluctant learners are engaged through her techniques!
Teachers from all grade levels and subject areas rave about Kathy’s dynamic approach to teaching. Her innovative and interactive workshops are loaded with teacher-tested materials and activities you can use immediately and share with others. Kathy’s workshops provide a lively and informative day of hands-on and minds-on learning. Participants learn from an experienced and informed educator who knows firsthand the daily instructional challenges of classroom teachers. Her enthusiasm is infectious!
Dr. Kathy has worked extensively with teachers, administrators, and parents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Her best-selling books include More Than 100+ Brain Friendly Tools and Strategies for Literacy! (Corwin Press) and Co-Teaching Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Jossey-Bass).
Her presentation will be like none you have ever heard—not only highly educational, but also memorable and meaningful!