Imani Perez

Lecturer

ii247@hunter.cuny.edu
212-396-6996
W949B
Wednesday 3-6pm
Background

Imani Irving Perez has served in early childhood and special education for over 10 years. Professor Perez began her career as a preschool teaching assistant, teacher and later, teacher-director at Amy’s Academy Playgroup and Preschool. She has also served as a second-grade and third-grade teacher at Brooklyn Charter School. Professor Perez led as an elementary school Assistant Principal within the Success Academy Charter Schools network and later, the Educational Director for The Research Foundation for SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Infant and Child Learning Center, a preschool for children with special needs. Prior to joining Hunter College as a full-time Lecturer, Professor Perez served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College since 2018. Professor Perez is a doctoral student at St. John’s University.

Education

Ph. D Candidate in Literacy – St. John’s University
M.S in Educational Leadership – Brooklyn College, City University of New York
M.A in Early Childhood Special Education – Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A in Africana Studies – Agnes Scott College

Teaching

SPEDE 774: Adaptations for Individual Learners Across the K-2 Curriculum
SPEDE 778/779: Student Teaching and Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education
SPEDE 776: Introductory Field Experience in Early Childhood Special Education
SPEDE 768: Fostering Dev in Young Children w/ Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political, & Inclusive Perspectives

Research

Developing Evidence-Based Practices and Interventions to Serve Children with Dysgraphia and Improve Writing Instruction, Critical Literacy in Early Childhood, Early Literacy, Teacher Development, New Literacies Studies