Dr. Kevin Perrykevinperry

Kevin Gardner Perry was born in Brunswick, Georgia on July 20, 1961 where he attended the Glynn County Public Schools. Dr. Perry graduated from Bethune-Cookman University, Summa Cum Laude, in 1983, with a B.A. Degree in Music Education and earned a M.S. Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois in 1984. He also obtained a Certification in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University in 1994. 

His teaching career started in 1985 in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was the Hall High School band and orchestra director.  In 1989, he settled in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he continued his career as band and chorus director in the St. Lucie County School District.  During his very successful career in the classroom, he was named the Teacher of the Year for St. Lucie County Schools in 1994, and was also selected as one of the five finalists for Teacher of the Year for the State of Florida. 

Currently, Dr. Perry holds the position of Assistant to the Superintendent at St. Lucie Public Schools, but has held other educational roles of teacher, recruiter, assistant principal and Founding Principal of the Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts.

Dr. Perry serves on the boards of the Sunrise Theater, Bluebird Educational Foundation, the Board of Directors of St. Lucie Medical Center, and the Board of Visitors of Bethune-Cookman University. In addition, he is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Tri - M Music Honor Society.

He culminated his 27th year in education by earning a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University in 2012. His personal motto is, “Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.”