Dr. Anthony J. Perkins was born and raised in Connecticut. He presently resides in Buckeye, Arizona. He is in his twenty-fifth year as an educational leader, in which he served as a teacher, vice principal, principal, district director, and now superintendent for the Gila Bend Unified School District. He holds a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in diverse learners and a doctorate degree in educational leadership. His dissertation is entitled “Breaking the Hispanic Dilemma: Familial Factors that Contribute to Academically Successful Hispanic Students.” In addition to his school experience, Dr. Perkins is a mentor for new school principals and teaches educational leadership classes for Northern Arizona University. Dr. Perkins’s interests include physical fitness, golf, and jazz music. However, he enjoys spending most of his time with his daughter.