National Group Honors Area School Teacher
By Space Coast Daily // March 29, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – A Satellite High School teacher has been chosen to participate in an eight-day professional development summer institute at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.
Olga Peraza was selected as one of 11 outstanding educators in America for the initiative, which provides educators with curriculum activities aligned with SECME, a national non-profit group formerly known as the Southeastern Consortium of Minorities in Education.
For more than 30 years, the SECME organization has offered teachers professional development opportunities focused on helping educators better prepare to give lessons in K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The program is intended to ultimately create a more diverse and globally competitive workforce.
Peraza heads the World Language department at Satellite High and first became involved with the SECME program in 1993.
She is a National Board Certified Teacher in World Languages and has taught Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese at all levels from elementary school to college.
Obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in world languages and education and a Master’s degree in ESOL education from the University of Miami, Peraza also earned a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in curriculum development and youth studies.