Our next retiree is Ms. Christine Perez from our Guidance Department. Ms. Christine Perez was born and raised in Newark, NJ. Her parents were from Puerto Rico. She graduated from Barringer High School and Essex County College as a business major. She has two sons and is a very proud grandma of five grandchildren. She enjoys family time, travel, gardening and participates in church activities. Ms. Perez has been working for the Newark Public Schools for 27 years in various departments. In 2015, East Side had the good fortune to have her join the the Guidance Department. She states that it has been a very rewarding experience with a great staff and she loves the students. Well Ms. Perez, the pleasure has been all of ours. Your hard work and dedication to your job has been exceptional but it is your kindness and good nature that has made the Guidance Department of East Side, so welcoming and organized. You have brightened the days of our students, staff and our community. So congratulations on a job well and career well done. You are going to be greatly missed especially from your guidance team who loves you.