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Maria  Perales
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I attended Roosevelt Elementary School from Kindergarten through 2nd grade in Winslow. I then attended  St. Joseph's Catholic School from 3rd grade through 8th grade in Winslow.  I graduated from Winslow High School in 1980.  After graduating, I attended and graduated from Northland Pioneer College with an Associate of Applied Science Dregree in the area of business. I then decided to further my education and graduated from NAU in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Art. Finally, I attended Universty of Phoenix and received my teaching certificate in the area of Special Education/Cross Category


I worked at the Roxanne Whipple Public Library in Winslow for 7 years as a circulation clerk. I assisted children in the children's area as well as adult patrons.  I worked with the children's librarian with the books on wheels program and other children programs. I began working with special education students in 1988 as a paraprofessional in the classroom. I am currently a special education teacher of 14 years. I have worked at the Winslow Junior High school for 26 years.