Candace D Perez, Ed.D Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Education & Schools and School Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

Special Education, school personnel, education policy


Educational Doctorate, George Fox University; Master's , National University; Bachelor's , National Univeristy

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Summary of Expertise: Experienced School District Administrator serving public education since 2002. Professional practice includes: Superintendent of a K-12 school system, State Special Education Director for Oregon, School District Special Education Director, public school Administrator, and classroom teacher. My experience and background include: Responsible for Special Education implementation in public schools including Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Implementation of State and Federal guidelines for instructional practices and placement options for students who experience disabilities. Implementing Policies and procedures for students who experience disabilities in public and private schools. Training and implementation of regulations and requirements to school administrators, licensed educators, paraprofessionals, and parents. Leading systems improvement initiatives. Managing Human Resources, hiring practices, recruitment and retention. Oversight of school safety systems, including restraint and seclusion policy and practice. Oversight and management of school athletic programs. Relevant Experience: 12/2021 - Present Superintendent - Central Linn School District, OR 1/2021 - Present Executive Consulting for Special Education Directors, OR 3/2021 - 12/2021 District Assistant Superintendent - Central Linn School District, OR 9/2018 - 2/2021 State Special Education Director - Oregon Department of Education, OR 7/2013 - 8/2018 Director of Special Programs and Elementary Schools - Newberg Public Schools, OR 6/2005 - 6/2013 Director of Special Programs and building administrator, Sheridan, OR 6/2002 - 6/2005 Classroom Teacher, San Bernardino Public Schools, San Bernardino, CA Education: Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.), George Fox University, Newberg, OR, 2016 Honors: Aldred Award for Outstanding Dissertation Special Education Endorsement Coursework Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, Gifted and Talented Education Certificate, University of California, Riverside, CA, 2004 Master’s in Educational Administration, National University, San Diego, CA, 2003 Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science, National University, San Diego, CA, 2002