Perez Named as Coalition’s Executive Director

Daniel Perez has been named the next Executive Director of the NativityMiguel Coalition by its Board of Directors. He will begin in this position on July 1, 2017.

As a graduate of Nativity Mission Center and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, Perez has personal experience with NativityMiguel education and the opportunities it delivers for each student to reach their true potential. He will lead the Coalition with the same mindset:

“My underlying goal for every student and colleague I encounter is to help him or her realize their true potential through support and guidance,” Perez said. “We need to improve education in our communities with sound, research-based pedagogies that empower students and staff alike.”

Perez has extensive experience working in NativityMiguel Schools as Principal, Graduate Support Director and teacher at St. Aloysius School in Harlem and Nativity Mission Center in New York City. He also shared responsibility as interim Co-Head of School at St. Aloysius for a year. In these positions, he has been integrally involved in the growth and development of NativityMiguel Schools at the national level having served on the Graduate Support Council and presented at various conferences. He begins this position with a solid understanding of the demands and opportunities of the NativityMiguel Schools and knowing well many of the school leaders who are engaged in the Coalition.

“In my various positions, I have always appreciated that I was part of a bigger community in which my struggles, successes, and hopes were recognized and supported by like-minded educators,” Perez said.

For the last year, Perez has served as Assistant Principal at LaSalle Academy in New York City. He has also earned a Master of Science in Education (Administration and Supervision) from Fordham University, New York, NY.

“Danny Perez is uniquely qualified for this position,” said Nancy Langer, Chair of the Board for the NativityMiguel Coalition and President of The NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo. “On behalf of the Board and all member schools, we look forward to working with Danny to meet the distinct challenges of our educational mission and model and to strengthen our impact in marginalized communities across the country.”

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