Perkins has eleven years of experience in education, including four years as a middle school principal in Manor ISD. Most recently, at DMS he implemented Project Based Learning and a 1:1 technology initiative, trained leadership cohorts on effective entry plans, and served on the district’s advisory team and bond planning committee. Additionally, under his leadership DMS was recognized as a 2013-2014 model school by the Model Schools Conference and received a distinction from the TEA.
He also served as a campus principal, assistant principal, and teacher in Austin ISD where he developed and managed multiple grants and budgets, trained middle school principals on effective PLCs, and oversaw advanced academics, magnet and comprehensive programs. In addition, he developed and implemented various programs and curricula. While in Austin ISD, Perkins won the Teacher of Promise Award, Teacher of the Year award, and African American Heritage Distinguished Teacher Award.
Perkins earned his bachelor of science in social work from Southwest Texas State University and his masters of education in elementary education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from Texas State University.