Jacqueline Perez

 

Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Paterson, New Jersey speaking both Spanish and English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

My family’s Dominican food, but vegan-friendly.

Where did you go to college?

Loyola University Maryland and Teachers College, Columbia University 

What was your favorite book in middle school?

Hard to choose, but I’ll go with the Twilight series

 

What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

I’m looking forward to the feeling of community I sensed when I first visited Hamilton Grange, and building relationships with all of my students. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I enjoy taste testing vegan food, traveling, reading, and writing for my blog. 

What is your favorite quote?

 “If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” - Anthony Robbins

"Work Hard, Get Smart. Be Good, Change the World."