Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

​​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.