Katherine Diana Perez

Overview

Department: 
School of Education » Teaching Leadership Program
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
Filippi Academic Hall - 250

Contact:
Phone: 925.631.4506
Fax: 925.376.8379
Email: kperez@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 4350

Education

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Brigham Young University
  • Master of Science, Educational Psychology - Cal State University, East Bay
  • Bachelor of Arts - Honors English - Holy Names University

Professional Licenses & Certifications:

  • Elementary Education Credential (life)
  • Administrative Credential
  • Special Education Credential (mild/moderate; moderate/severe)
  • Community College Credential - Early Childhood Education
  • Resource Specialist Credential
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Reading Specialist Credential

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • Lecturer, adjunct faculty:  UC Berkeley Extension, Cal Stae University East Bay, Contra Costa Community College
  • Coordinator of Curriculum and Staff Development - West Contra Costa USD
  • Reading Specialist - West Contra Costa USD
  • Resource Specialist - West Contra Costa USD
  • Curriculum Specialist - West Contra Costa USD
  • Special Day Class Teacher - Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Special Day Class Teacher - Santa Barbara County Office of Education

Courses Taught

Courses Taught:

  • Exploring and Laerning Leadership
  • Connecting Teaching and Learning Leadership                        
  • Developing Teaching and Learning Practices                                
  • Investigating Reflective Learning                                                      
  • Critical Issues in Education for Beginning Teachers                   
  • Supervised Induction Experience                                                   
  • Assessment and Program Planning                                               
  • Staff Development and Parent Education                                        
  • Proposal Writing – Master’s Degree                                                            
  • Synthesis Project                                                                        
  • Teaching Leadership:  Theory and Practice                                 
  • Teacher Leadership to Transform School Culture                      
  • Mainstreaming Exceptional Children                                              
  • Reading Leadership: Program Design                                          
  • Content Area Literacy                                                                   
  • Reading Leadership II: Practicum                                                  
  • Clinical Practice Practicum                                                           
  • Language Development: Assessment and Intervention                 
  • Curriculum: Learning Handicapped                                                  
  • Curriculum: Severely Handicapped                                               
  • Resource Specialist Practicum                                                     
  • Collaborative Consultation                                                         
  • Introduction to Special Education                                               
  • Student Teaching Seminar:                                                             
  • Consultation and Assistance in Assessment of Learning      and Behavioral Patte
  • Consultation and Assistance in Modification of Instruction                                                            
  • Consultation and Assistance in Application of Classroom     Management Techniques
  • Implementation of Laws and Regulations                                        

 

                             

Service

Grants, Fellowships:

  • Oakland Diocese
    (September 2010 - present
    "LIFT UP!" Grant - Literacy Innovations For Teachers: Urban Partnership

National Conference Program Chairperson:

  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
    (March 2011)
    Program volunteer
  • Learning Forward Organization
    (2010 - 2012)
    Program Chairperson

Partnerships/Leadership:

  • LIFT UP! Literacy Innovations for Teachers: Urban Partnership
    (September 2010 - Present)
    Coaching, training and serving 6 urban schools in the Oakland Diocese to boost literacy success in the primary grades
  • Coordinating Committee – Summer Leadership Institute – Saint Mary’s College
  • Program Chairperson – National Staff Development Council (Learning Forward)
  • Corporate Advisory Council, School of Education, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
  • Professional Development Coordinator for S.T.A.R.S.S. Project (“Success for Teaching Academic Reading to Struggling Students”) – Bay Area
  • Conference Coordinator for “Culture, Language and Equity Institute”, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
  • Conference Coordinator of Annual State Conference: Beginning Teacher Induction Network, held at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
  • Professional Development Coordinator for Project P.R.E.P. (“Preservice Reading Educational Partnership”)
  • Institution of Higher Education member of the Contra Costa County Curriculum Leaders Committee
  • Consultant to the SB1422 Advisory Panel on Restructuring Teacher Education in California Book Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
  • Program Committee for the Learning Disabilities Association of California Conference 
  • Board of Directors, Clausen House for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Glide Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Member of Contra Costa County Curriculum Council
  • Vice-Chairperson, Board of Directors, Glide Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Professional Organizations:

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • International Council on the Education of Teachers (ICET)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Independent California College and University Council on the Education of Teachers (ICCUCET)
  • Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • National Staff Development Council (NSDC) / Learning Forward
  • California Reading Association (CRA)
  • Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading (OTER)
  • California Council on the Education of Teachers (CCET)
  • Curriculum Council Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • National Association on the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Bilingual Education

Presentations

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES - INVITED PRESENTER

Academy of Principals - SINGAPORE - consultant

  • Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter, popular media, general public forum)
    Institute
    2006 - present
  • Perez, Katherine - Coordinator and keynoter of DI Asia Summit - Singapore (2014, 2016)

Presntation:  University of Waikota - Auckland, New Zealand

  • Perez, Katherine:  "Lesson Mastery - NOT Lesson Mystery:  Strategies for Success" - August, 2015, 2016

Keynote:  International Educational Conference and Cultural Exchanege - Rio de Janiero, Brazil

  • Perez, Katherine:  "Dynamic Differentiated Instruction" - June, 2016

Keynote - Latin-American Congress on Bingualism - Armenia, Colombia

  • Perez, Katherine:  "Choices and Challenges:  Strategies for Success" - May 2016

Hawker-Brownlow Thinking and Learning Conferences - Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Australia

  • Multiple presentations focusing in student engagement and motivation - May 2015

Hawker-Brownlow Institute on Thinking and Learning - Melbourne, Australia

  • Keynote and multiple workshops focusing on brain-based teaching, thinking routines and differentiated instruction - May 2015

Educational Institute for Teachers - Grenfel, New South Wales, Australia

  • Keynote and multiple workshops focusing on brain-based teaching for regional teachers - April 2015

Academic Support:  Collaboration for Success Conference - Doha, Qatar

  • Keynote:  "Instructional Adaptations for Student Success!" - March 2015

Council for Exceptional Children - Manitoba, Canada

  • Perez, Katherine:  "Inclusive Classrooms to Meet Diverse Needs" - February 2015

Consultant - Government of Hong Kong

  • Differentiated Instruction to Meet Diverse Needs. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, popular media, general public forum)
    Hong King Special Education Services
    (February 12, 2014)

International Conference on the Education of Teachers - Bangkok, THAILAND

  • Co-Teaching to Meet Diverse Needs. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter) - June 2013

Consultant - Sydney, AUSTRALIA Schools

  • Brain-Based Teaching to Help All Students Succeed. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter, popular media, general public forum)
    (July 2013)

NATIONAL CONFERENCES - INVITED PRESENTER

Featured Speaker

  • National Conference on Differentiation - multiple sessions - Las Vegas, NV - July 2015, 2016
  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset - Science and the Imagination Conference - Orlando, FL - April 2016
  • Motivating Reluctant Learners - Learning and the Brain Conference - San Francisco - February 2016, 2017
  • Co-Teaching for Inclusion. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Hawaii International Conference on the Education of Teachers
    2014 - present
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference (2010, 2012. 2014, 2017)
  • National Association of Bilingual Education (2014)
  • Teaching Leadership to Transform School Culture. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Learning Forward International Conference
    2011 - present
  • Strategies for Implementing Common Core Standards. Perez, Katherine (invited, primary presenter)
    California Office to Reform Education
    (August 02, 2013)
  • Co-Teaching to Meet Diverse Needs. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    International Conference on the Ed ucation of Teachers - Bangkok, THAILAND ucation of Teachers
    (June 23, 2013)
  • Teaching Leadership to Transform School Culture. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    International Reading Association
    (May 2013)
  • Co-Teaching to Meet the Needs of English Learners. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Council for Exceptional Children International Conference - San Antonio, TX
    (April 2013)
  • Co-Teaching: Strategies for Strengthening Inclusion. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Leominster Schools, MA
    (February 2012)
  • Brain Research: Implications for Education. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Catapult Learning: Diocese of Los Angeles
    (February 2012)
  • W.O.W. - The Wonder of Words - Vocabulary Strategies. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    California Assoc. of Private Schools Conference - Long Beach, CA
    (November 2011)
  • Teaching to Meet Diverse Needs. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Prseque, Maine Teachers Conference
    (October 2011)
  • Dynamic Differentiated Instruction. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Tehama County Schools
    (September 2011)
  • Brain-Based Teaching. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Diocese of Detroit, Michigan
    (August 2011)
  • Strengthening Your Inclusive Program: Strategies that Work!. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Northampton, Virginia County Schools
    (August 2011)
  • Lesson Mastery, NOT Lesson Mystery: Strategies for Success!. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    National Staff Development Council Conference
    (July 2011)
  • Authentic Assessment that Makes a Difference. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Mistry of Education - SINGAPORE
    (June 2011)
  • Successful Strategies for Teaching Writing. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Ministry of Education - SINGAPORE
    (June 2011)
  • Strategies for Teaching Active Reading to Struggling Students. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Southern Maryland Reading Association Conference
    (March 2011)
  • Co-Teaching: Startegies for Success. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Hilo, Hawaii
    (February 2011)
  • Teaching to Meet Diverse Needs. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Kitikmeot Teacher Conference - Cambridge Bay, Canada
    (February 2011)
  • Active, Engaging Strategies to Teach Writing. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    National Conference on Differentiation - Las Vegas
    (July 2010)
  • Strengthening Your Inclusive Programs. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Bureau of Education and Research - Detroit, MI
    (November 13, 2009)
  • Literacy is not a Spectator Sport. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Sacramento Area Reading Conference
    (November 07, 2009)
  • Charting the New Education Landscape. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    International Confederation of Principals - Singapore
    (July 07, 2009)
  • Visual Integration Strategies to Reach Struggling Students. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    National Conference on Differentiation - Las Vegas, NV
    (July 2009)
  • The Wonder of Words: Vocabulary Strategies. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    International Reading Association - Minneapolis, MN
    (May 05, 2009)
  • Engaging Strategies for Teaching English Learners. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    ASCD National Conference - Orlando, FL
    (March 19, 2009)
  • Authentic Assessment in the Classroom. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Ministry of Education - Singapore
    (March 06, 2009)
  • Lesson Mastery: Bran-Based Teaching. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Academy of Principals - Singapore
    (March 2009)
  • Dynamic Differentiated Instruction. Perez, Katherine (invited, primary presenter)
    Lasallian Educators Conference, New Orleans, LA
    (January 2009)
  • Strengthening Your Inclusive Program: Strategies that Work!. Perez, Katherine (primary presenter)
    Bureau of Education and Research
    (November 2008)
  • Lesson Mastery -- NOT Lesson Mystery. Perez, Katherine (primary presenter)
    Academy of Principals - Singapore
    (September 2008)
  • S.T.A.R.S.S.: Strategies for Teaching Academic Reading to Struggling Students. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    International Reading Association - Atlanta, GA
    (May 2008)
  • Literacy is Not a Spectator Sport. Perez, Katherine (primary presenter)
    Contra Costa Reading Association
    (May 2008)
  • Perez, Katherine (invited, primary presenter)
    International Reading Association
    (May 2008)
  • Schools Fit for All: Culturally Responsive Strategies. Perez, Katherine (invited, primary presenter)
    Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development - New Orleans,LA ment
    (March 2008)
  • "Literacy is Not a Spectator Spoprt!: Strategies for Success". Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    California Reading Association Conference - Ontario
    (November 2007)
  • Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Bureau of Education and Research - Chicago, IL
    (October 2007)
  • "Dynamic Differentiated Strategies". Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    National Conference on Differentiated Instruction - Las Vegas, NV
    (July 2007)
  • Lesson Mastery, NOT Lesson Mystery!. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Ministry of Education - Singapore
    (June 2007)
  • "The Wonder of Words: Vocabulary Strategies" -. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    International Reading Association - Toronto, Canada
    (May 2007)
  • Dynamic Differentiated Instruction: Strategies for Success!. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Ministry of Education - Singapore
    (March 2007)
  • S.T.A.R.S.S.: Strategies for Teaching Academic Reading to Struggling Students. Perez, Katherine (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Asilomar Regional Reading Conference - Pacific Grove, CA
    (January 2007)

Publications

  • Perez, Kathy. 2016. More Than 200+ Proven Strategies for Teaching Reading.  Solution Tree Press.
  • Perez, Katherine. 2013. The New Inclusion: Differentiated Strategies to Engage ALL Students, Teacher College Press
  • Perez, Katherine. 2012. The Co-Teaching Book of Lists, Jossey-Bass, Imprint of Wiley Co.
  • Perez, Katherine. (2010). More than 100 Brain-Friendly Strategies for Literacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 
  • California Reading Association Hall of Fame Award
  •  Program Chairperson – National Staff Development Council Conference   
  • Marcus Foster Memorial Award – California Reading Association for outstanding contributions in reading advancement  in California
  •  Board of Directors, National Staff Development Council
  • Vice-President, Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading –International Reading Association
  • The Citizen Ambassador Program
  • Invited presenter to Sino/American Joint Conference on Exceptionality, Beijing, China
  • Invited presenter to U.S./Spain Joint Conference on Education, Barcelona, Spain
  • Invited delegate of Learning Disabilities Delegation to Russia and Hungary
  • Appointment to the College Board Committee to Develop Subject Examination in Education Psychology, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
  • Consultant for National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, Teachers College, Columbia University 
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Reading Education, a national refereed journal of the Organization of Teacher Educators
  • Chairperson for Teacher Credentialing for the Learning Disabilities Association of California

 

Awards: 
  • Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Reading in California - (November 2007)
    California Reading Association
  • Rotary International Post- Graduate Fellowship - University of Swanse, Wales, Great Britain (August 1979)
    Graduate Fellowship - Counseling