Carlos Perkins is a principal with the District of Columbia public schools, where he works to create an innovative project-based instructional program with an emphasis on creating a safe and effective learning environment for all students. He embraces the philosophy that, “educators are making a difference in our communities by inspiring and educating one student at a time.” He serves as chair of the board of directors for a Christian school in Prince George’s County and is a founding board member of a public charter school in Baltimore. He is the author of Leadership Insights and Applications: African American Students (2000) and Student Outcomes of Community Service: Assessing the Impact of Service-Learning on Student’s Awareness of and Acceptance of Social Responsibility (2001).
Perkins believes that every student can succeed academically, while developing socially and emotionally to become a confident and productive member of society. As an educator, he offers innovative academic opportunities that combine instruction with development to prepare students to excel and become actively engaged in their communities.
Perkins is an ordained elder with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves on the ministerial staff of the Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowie. He received a bachelor of arts degree in politics from Ithaca College, a master of education degree from the University of Maryland, and a master of divinity degree from Virginia Union University. He is currently enrolled in the doctor of educational leadership program at Bowie State University.