Angel Perez joins the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative as Assistant Director. Angel has been working in the field of sensory disabilities for over sixteen years. Her collaborative activities have included working with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) as a host/instructor for the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) training modules and with the University of Colorado’s Para2 Center as a mentor/reviewer for Nation Intervener Certification E-portfolio (NICE). Angel has worked previously as a Project Director/Deaf-Blind Specialist for the New Jersey Center on Deaf-Blindness and an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey. Prior to her work in New Jersey, Angel served as a Hearing and Vision Specialist and Educational Interpreter in her home state of Alabama.
Angel’s education includes a Master of Arts degree in Visual Impairments, a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Deafness, and a baccalaureate degree in Special Education. She is also trained in the Orton Gillingham approach for education of students with dyslexia. Currently, Angel is a PhD candidate in Vision Science Research, with an emphasis in Sensory Disabilities, through the university of Alabama at Birmingham. Angel has received honors as a Helen Keller fellow and a fellow of the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities. Her areas of interest include literacy, technology, clinical research, and life-long learning. Angel has a passion for teaching and serving in the deaf-blind community.