Alfonso Pérez

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Clinical Professor, Bilingual Education Program
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Dr. Alfonso Pérez grew up in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He attended Mercy College through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program and graduated in 2006 with a Master of Science in Elementary Education and a Bilingual Education Extension in Spanish. Alfonso taught in New York City public schools for thirteen years. He then began mentoring and supervising early-career teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. Alfonso is Clinical Professor for the Hunter College Bilingual Education Program, where he teaches practice-based courses in English and Spanish and supports bilingual education teacher candidates and their mentor teachers in NYC DOE partner schools. Alfonso received his Ed.D. from the University of Florida’s Leadership in Educational Administration (LEAD) Program in 2022.

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Florida
  • M.S., Elementary Education, Mercy College
  • BILED 711/711.5 – Biliteracy (Spanish/English) and Field Work
  • BILED 778 – Instruction Through the Native Language
  • BILED 782/783/784/785/786 and ECC 716.5/717.5/718.5 – Bilingual Childhood and Early Childhood Supervised Student Teaching and Practicum
  • Sánchez, M. T., & Pérez, A. (2023). “I realized that I was doing things backwards”: New bilingual education teachers reflect on themselves and the profession in a time of crisis. The New Educator, 1-16.
  • Faculty Associate, Hunter School of Education. NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (2023 – 2027). Creating a Decision Making Curriculum for Students with ID/D in Grades K – 12.