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Xuchilt Perez

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of Adolescent Generalist Special Education Program

Dr. Perez has worked in the field of education for 15 years as a classroom teacher, teacher coach, professional development specialist, adjunct instructor, and full time professor. In her school teaching career, Dr. Perez taught English Language Arts to students with learning disabilities in inclusive classes. Professor Perez received a B.A. with Honors in English from the University of Miami; a M.S. in Special Education at University of Miami; and a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Miami. 


In the Special Education department, Dr. Perez teaches; Methods of Reading; Methods of Writing, Mathematics, & Organization; and Research Seminar.


Dr. Perez’s research interests include student teaching, urban teacher education, learning disabilities, and inclusive education.


Avalos, M. & Perez, X. (Under Review) Explicit writing instruction in secondary settings: Using student-teacher dialogue to create clarity.

Manuscripts in Progress

Perez, X. (in preparation). Writing in diverse contexts.

Provenzo, E., Bengston-Doorn, K., Iuhasz, N., and Perez, X. (in preparation). Addressing the Crisis of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in American Schools

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