Mireida Perez Cortez

Mireida Perez Cortez

Mireida Perez Cortez

Secondary Mathematics

Asheboro, North Carolina


Mireida is from Asheboro, North Carolina, and graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in secondary mathematics. She was proud to successfully complete the honors college requirements while maintaining a high GPA and studying abroad twice. Mireida was thankful for the support from the honors college faculty and staff who were always there to help her.

Mireida’s senior project was a comparative analysis of international teacher preparation programs. She compared the top five performing countries around the world to find what about their teacher preparation makes them successful. She said, “My research has helped me make a decision of where I want to go teach and why I would want to go there.”

After graduation Mireida traveled to Mexico to visit friends from her study abroad trip to Chile. She then returned home to teach while continuing her education to obtain a master’s in mathematics. Her greatest memory at UNCP was studying abroad in Chile, which was facilitated through the honors college. She said, “I will forever be thankful that I decided to become part of a learning community because the honors college has provided me with support throughout my university experience.” Mireida advises honors students to make the most of what the honors college provides which is friendship and support both academically and financially.

Senior Project
Thesis: A Comparative Analysis of International Teacher Preparation Programs
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Hanby