Martha Draayer '09 Master of Education Instructor


M.A., University of South Dakota
B.A., Northwestern College

As Northwestern's Hispanic community liaison, Martha (Perez) Draayer helps the college's bridge-building efforts with the regional Latino community via church, school, family and community relations. She previously worked as a bilingual early childhood special education teacher and consultant for the Northwest Area Education Agency.

Professor Draayer specializes in early childhood special education. With bachelor's and master's degrees in early childhood special education as well as secondary education, psychology and Spanish, Draayer is certified to teach preschool and kindergarten special education, K-12 Spanish and English as a second language, as well as psychology for grades 5-12.

Board member and team leader, Center for Assistance, Service and Advocacy (CASA)

Founder, Partners in Education, Community outreach and Embracing diversity (PIECE)

Member, National Education Association