Dana Perez has been chosen for the position of assistant principal at Rogers Park Middle School starting July 1.
Perez began her career as a school counselor at Roger Park for five years before joining the newly opened Westside Middle School Academy, where she is currently a school counselor.
“The selection of Ms. Perez for this position reflects our continuing commitment to the social and emotional development of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Sal Pascarella. “As we have seen, our students grow and thrive as learners when we provide support to them in this essential component of their development from adolescents to adults. Dana's work with these students has made a difference in our middle school students, so I am particularly excited to see her bring these skills to her new role as an administrator.”
Perez, who is fluent in Spanish, is an active participant in a broad variety of community activities in the Danbury area where she resides, connecting with parents and community leaders to bring volunteer, educational and career opportunities to her students.
Perez earned a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattanville College, a master’s in school counseling from Mercy College, and a sixth-year degree in education administration from Sacred Heart University.