Dr. Steve Perry Is Changing the Face of Education

by Dr. Rod Berger

People know Dr. Steve Perry through his educational thought leadership, his personal leadership as head of the Capital Preparatory Schools system, and his talent to tell his and others’ personal stories in education - not to mention his passion, drive, and perseverance. Outspoken and often controversial, Dr. Perry’s charismatic and compelling voice is widely respected by both grassroots community members and internationally renowned thought leaders.

He is a revolutionary educator, working tirelessly to create better futures for his students in Hartford and Bridgeport, Connecticut, and his newest campus in Harlem. A majority of his students are the first generation to graduate high school and attend a four-year college; he makes this happen by building strong relationships with his students and giving them the tools necessary to achieve at the highest academic levels.

A commentator for major media outlets and a featured columnist for major magazines, Dr. Perry spreads the gospel of Capital Preparatory nationwide, not to receive accolades for his accomplishments but to encourage all educators to replicate his system and achieve the same results for their schools. He frequently addresses educators at conferences around the United States where his message is simple: “We must do better by our students.”

Dr. Perry’s mission allows him to reach across social, economic, and political lines. He passionately believes that a small group can’t do this alone. He laments the political walls and divisions that have been erected in the education system. He observed, “We've allowed the disconnections and the politics of education to overtake the conversation of education.”

I want us to recognize that there's more that we have in common than that separates us,” he says. “We cannot continue to allow divisiveness to be the order of the day. When it comes to education, I just want us all to win. I want to win by a lot. I don't want it to be close. I want a straight annihilation.”

Molded out of generational poverty, Steve Perry commands large audiences wherever he speaks because his passion resonates with parents and educators who are demanding better outcomes for their children and students. He has little patience for average performance from teachers or students; in fact, he considers it unacceptable.

While his philosophies and methods might be considered controversial, in practice the results speak for themselves. He is the kind of leader who provides support and encouragement for his students and staff. He demands the best from them, and his methods are producing results. By winning, his students are finding a brighter future. And the world is taking notice.

About Dr. Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry is one of most sought after educators in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration.

He is the educator Oprah Winfrey, Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, Bishop TD Jakes and Steve Harvey call on to offer insight to parents and children. A diverse array of politicians and groups, from the Urban League to ALEC, even President Donald Trump, have reached out to Dr. Perry to better understand what matters to parents.

Dr. Perry opened his third school, helped Steve Harvey write his new book "Jump," has spoken in over 79 communities and completed his sixth book "Transparanting" within the past 12 months.  His impact is profound and varied and showing no signs of slowing down.

The word most often used to describe Dr. Perry is passionate. His authenticity is a welcomed addition to any discussion rooted in improving children's lives and the community. His skills are hard-fought and have been bestowed from his rough childhood all the way up through his graduation from an Ivy League school.  There's a richness in his concepts that foster an intriguing point of view on the modern American family.

Dr. Steve Perry's unique and powerful voice is respected and has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET and NBC as well as on the Oprah Winfrey network in multiple shows.  His courage and piercing insights provides a fascinating perspective that is not often found in public discourse.  Too often race, class, gender and political affiliations mute others voices. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability.

The mission of Capital Preparatory Schools is to provide historically disadvantaged students with the college and career readiness skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice.
Capital Prep strives to ensure that all students are able to do so by offering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, an eclectic variety of athletic programs, as well as a Gifted & Talented program for students who demonstrate extraordinary academic achievement. For more information, email info@wearecapitalprep.org or call 917.838.3684.

Dr. Steve Perry is the voice of a generation, a people's champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for 30 years. Passionate and surprisingly funny, Dr. Steve Perry is a man worth listening to.

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