- Charter schools
- Education reform
- Teacher certification programs
- Teacher development
Andre Perry is principal at A.M. Perry Consulting, an education and digital media consulting company based in New Orleans. Perry advises people working to improve education in K-12 and postsecondary institutions. In 2013 Perry became the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. He launched Davenport’s new College of Urban Education and created its Master of Urban Education program. Prior to working at Davenport, he was the associate director for educational initiatives for the Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education. Before Loyola, he was CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network, which was comprised of four charter schools in New Orleans. During that stint, Perry served on New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu’s Transition Team as the co-chair of the Education Taskforce. Perry contributes to The Washington Post-PostEverthing section and is a columnist for The Hechinger Report. His views, opinions and educational leadership have been featured on NBC, NPR, Al Jazeera America, The New Republic and CNN. He earned his doctorate in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park.