Perlman, Elaine S. (esp2012)

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Elaine Perlman
Director of the Peace Corps Fellows Program
Curriculum & Teaching

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Educational Background

Elaine Perlman earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and economics from Wesleyan University and her Master of Arts in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, Elaine has a degree in school administration from Shippensburg State University. 

Elaine has taught for thirty years in schools ranging from the American International School of Budapest to New York City public schools. She has a school administrator and supervisor certificate and is certified to teach nursery, kindergarten, grades 1-6, and English 7-12.  She has been a classroom teacher of grades 2-11 and, for seven years, a teacher of children under the age of five. In addition, she was a public school specialist in nutrition as well as a middle school Dean and a Director of Admissions for the preK through twelfth grade at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory, the largest independent school in Manhattan.

Elaine was a mentor for Teaching Residents @ Teachers College and the Peace Corps Fellows Program. She has painted eight school murals and hopes to paint many more. Elaine has medaled in the Teachers College annual Cook-Off three times. 

Elaine has presented at the Teachers College conferences Teaching in Trying Times, Reimagining Education, and the Winter Roundtable. She co-hosts the Teachers College monthly salon, an interdepartmental exchange of ideas, with the Government Relations department. 

In addition to being the Director of the Peace Corps Fellows Program since 2016, Elaine is a seventh and eighth grade English and history teacher at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund after school program and a preschool advisor for the Parents League. 

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