All Star Instructor
A transplanted New Yorker, Nancy Perry came to Cincinnati in 1952 with degrees in French and English. She began teaching in the district in 1965 to fill a mid-year vacancy, and stayed until her retirement in 1993. Most of those nearly thirty years were spent teaching sixth grade.
After receiving a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist, she was asked to join the adjunct faculty at Xavier University, where she taught until recently.
After her retirement, Nancy to learned of the effort to create a foreign language lab at the high school. Recognizing the need, she agreed to be involved with funding the lab.
She also sponsored senior scholarships for several years. These were given each year to a graduating senior who had been a student of hers in the sixth grade and who had lived up to the potential she had seen six years earlier.
Nancy’s passion is teaching, and her vision is for every child to learn to be literate in a second language. Her role as benefactor of the language lab is a step in that direction.