GEORGE S. PERRY, JR., PH. D. — DIRECTOR
Dr. George S. Perry, Jr. is the Executive Director of Perry and Associates, Inc. George brings 35 years of experience in education at the national, state and local levels. George directs experienced, highly successful consultant teams build instructional leadership capacity at the district and school level. He and his colleagues have assisted school boards, superintendents, and district leaders:
• Transform the Montgomery County (MD) and Stamford (CT) Central Offices to Improve Support to Schools;
• Redesign New York City’s System-wide Reform Initiative to Raise Achievement of Students with Disabilities;
• Reorganize New York City’s System-wide Approaches to Improve Family and Community Engagement;
• Strengthen Principal Leadership in Boston, Corpus Christi (TX), Long Beach (CA) and San Diego (CA);
• Accelerate Middle-Grades and High School Reform in Corpus Christi (TX), Jefferson County (KY), and Long Beach; and
• Use Prototype Curricula in Flint (MI) as a Lever for Change.
George and his colleagues guided over 75 low-performing schools in Corpus Christi, Flint (MI), Long Beach, Los Angeles, and San Diego raise and sustain student achievement by improving instruction, building on strengths and using data and research based strategies.
The districts and schools partnerships have been successful in raising student achievement, closing achievement gaps, and preparing students for college and careers. Among the past and current districts, three have won the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, awarded annually for raising student achievement and closing achievement gaps.
In addition, George served as the education advisor during the 2013 campaigns and on the transition teams of Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City.
Concurrently since 1995, George has been a senior consultant with the Panasonic Foundation working with district-level, systemic improvement and assisting school boards, superintendents and district and association/union leaders “break the links” between race, poverty and student achievement for all students: All means All.
George holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Northeastern University.