Aaron Perzigian is an associate professor and director in the department of special education and education leadership at Western Washington University. Dr. Perzigian is a former K-12 teacher who taught in residential treatment and behavior reassignment alternative schools. His professional interests focus on social-emotional learning, civic participation of young adults with disabilities, and the efficacy of alternative education.

Being a part of Communities In Schools is gratifying on many levels. Board membership includes opportunities to collaborate with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds who share the common goal of improving K-12 experiences. As someone who is invested deeply in educational and social-emotional outcomes of all youth, serving Communities In Schools­­ certainly affords professional reward, but personal growth and reflection as well.