Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Dr. Anthony J. Perkins was born and raised in Connecticut. He presently resides in Buckeye, Arizona. He is in his 21st 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. His Dissertation is titled Breaking the Hispanic Dilemma: Familial Factors that Contribute to Academically Successful Hispanic Students.


In addition to his school experience, Dr. Perkins is a mentor for new school principals, student teachers, and teaches Educational Leadership and Research classes for Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Perkins interests include physical fitness, golf, and jazz music. However, he enjoys spending most of his time with his teenage daughter.

Leading Across Cultures: ​Leadership traits to utilize when working with individuals, teams, and organizations that offer a diversity of cultural components  within the work place.