Ms. Lesley Pairol Perez
7th Grade English Teacher
Lesley Pairol Perez has been a middle school English teacher for the past 8 years. She started her teaching career in Chicago as a Teach for America corps member. As a corps member she taught 8th grade for 3 years and then returned home to New Jersey to teach. Lesley graduated from Rutgers University with a triple major in Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies, and History. She also received a masters of arts in teaching at Dominican University. Lesley appreciates being part of the School in the Square team because of the emphasis the school places on community. She has always felt school should be about providing students with a space to learn, not just about content, but about themselves, their history and the endless possibilities they have after middle school and high school and S2 is a place where she sees this happening.