Ms. Celestina Perez is the new Geometry and Biology teacher for New Deal High School. She came to New Deal from Coleman High School. So far, the she has made a pretty good impression. Student Luke Bostick says, “Ms. Perez is very good at math and I like the way she teaches.”
Ms. Perez was born in Clovis, New Mexico at the Cannon Air Force Base and raised there until 1994. She then moved to Maxwell, New Mexico until 1995, and then to Cimarron, New Mexico where she graduated high school from Cimarron High School in 1997. While in high school, she was involved in volleyball, track, and basketball, and was also a cheerleader. Ms. Perez attended college at Eastern New Mexico University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Perez returned to ENMU for her secondary teaching liscensure from 2002-2004.
She began her teaching career in New Mexico at Hobbs High School, where she taught from 2004-2006. She then spent a year teaching middle school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and then high school for two years in Edmond, Oklahoma, before moving to Marlin, Texas where she taught high school for a year. 2010 found her in Killeen, Texas where she taught at Ellison High School from 2010-2017. From there she moved to Coleman, Texas and taught at Coleman HS from 2017-2019.
Sophomore geometry student Gabby Brown says that “Ms. Perez gives good examples and is very helpful towards the students.” Classmate Tyler Dorcas expressed that Ms. Perez’s teaching and geometry lessons so far are easy to understand.
Some fun facts about Ms. Perez include that she played roller derby for seven years for Cen Tex Rollergirls, Femme Fatale Rollerdolls, and San Angelo Rollergirls! She also told us, “In college I sang for the ENMU choir and we traveled to New York City in 2001 and sang Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall.” Now that’s pretty cool! Welcome to New Deal High School, Ms. Perez!