Mimi Perez
Lead Facilitator

Mimi's Story

Mimi has been with System 1-2-3 for 9 years and brings with her 27 years of experience in the field of education. She has a passion for helping teachers believe not only in themselves, but also in children who present challenging behavior. With her smile and her positive attitude, Mimi is able to help teachers turn around even the most challenging of situations by working alongside them to find new ways of addressing the needs of teams and children.

Mimi lives in Squirrel Hill with her husband, 12-year-old son, and dog, Roxanne.

Straight Man by Richard Russo

At the pool, watching her son swim endless laps.

Mimi's System 1-2-3 Story

When asked about a favorite System 1-2-3 story, Mimi talks about working with a teacher who became very calm when working with the children in her classroom. Through their work together, the teacher was able to stop second, and even third guessing, herself to find that she had the confidence she needed to manage her classroom.
“Mimi is a natural empath - connected and innately relatable, sensitive and adept in all arenas. She is a true-life zealot whose enthusiasm and commitment in education is contagious. She is a premier advocate, dedicated to true fidelity in special education. Mimi’s natural gift to advocacy in special education is unprecedented.”
Dr. Julie Macha
PSE Behavioral Specialist