Arizona Alliance of Black
Dr. Anthony J. Perkinswas born and raised in Connecticut. He presently resides in Buckeye, Arizona. He is in his 24th year as an educational leader which he served as a teacher, vice-principal, principal, district director, and now superintendent for the Gila Bend Unified School District. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Diverse Learners and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. In addition to his school experience, Dr. Perkins is a part-time professor for Northern Arizona University and author of two books, Make Leadership COUNTand The Wild, Wonderful, and Perfectly in Process…Leadership. Dr. Perkins interests include physical fitness, golf, and jazz music. However, he enjoys spending most of his time with his teenage daughter.
The Wild, Wonderful, and Perfectly in Process…Leadership.
Leadership is only for a season. The season may be short or long. This is your defining moment. You can define the moment or it can define you. The gift within leadership will bring out the best in you to inspire, motivate, and move your team to excellence. Leadership can be wild, wonderful, and perfectly in process. Incorporating and mastering 11 core essentials will help you to maneuver and balance the wild, wonderful, and perfectly in process leadership complexities. I will discuss three core essentials from my book-The Wild, Wonderful, and Perfectly in Process…Leadership.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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Phoenix, AZ 85048
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.