“My school will be unapologetically committed to ensuring that all students receive the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Above all else, this school will work each day to whittle away at the persistent achievement gaps that have disadvantaged low-income students of color for far too long.” Every aspect of Christina Perry’s school will be designed to maximize student achievement – a school with high expectations for students, staffed by engaged, deeply-valued educators, and supported by a community of families who are partners in their children’s education.

Christina started teaching with Teach For America in Atlanta, Georgia and was the first special educator with TFA to illustrate transformational teaching on a national level. She then served as a Community Development Advisor at Purpose Built Communities, where she analyzed student achievement and demographic data to write charter applications for schools in North Carolina and Missouri. Christina then became the Chief of Staff at UP Education Network, and was a founding leadership team member at Up Academy Kennedy Middle School. Most recently, as Chief Community Officer at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, Christina coached family outreach team members while launching the organization’s Community Engagement Program. Reflecting on her career, Christina says that “every role has ingrained in me the power of a quality education in changing life trajectories for our most vulnerable students.”

Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.