Dr. Bailey-Perry Receives AdvancED Excellence in Education Award

    bpAdvancED Texas is proud to announce that Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry has received the Excellence in Education Award. The state-level award is presented in each state to one individual who has demonstrated unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education. Dr. Bailey-Perry is a professor, interim Department Chair for Educational Administration and Foundations, and the Director of Certification in the College of Education at Texas Southern University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fisk University, a Master’s degree from George Peabody College for Teachers (Vanderbilt-Peabody University) and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. She also has served as the Director of The Center for the Development and Study of Effective Pedagogy for Low Income Learners and headed a noted faculty development project for The Regents’ Initiative with all nine universities in the Texas A&M University System.

    "I am honored to have received the 2015 Excellence in Education Award from AdvancED Texas," said Bailey-Perry. "It is a privilege to be recognized by such distinguished professionals. The journey is not over. I look forward to continuing to serve on a state and national level to lead and empower the educational community to make a difference in the lives of children and to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to realize their full potential."

    Dr. Bailey-Perry has authored and co-authored two educational books and has published numerous articles including those on the cultural performance of African Americans; factors related to secondary students’ success in schools; teaching and leadership in urban schools; and the urban school experience. She has presented on women in leadership, course assessment and alignment, school leadership roles, and school climate issues related to high school and college graduation rates. She also has been recognized for her research on “Identifying School Conditions And Teacher Practices That Have Proven Effective Increasing Mathematics And Reading Achievement for African-American Students.” Dr. Bailey Perry has served as the Chairperson for the AdvancED Texas Council and also currently represents Texas as its Commissioner to the AdvancED Accreditation Commission.

     Pictured: Dr. Bailey-Perry (center) with Barbara Jane Paris, Associate Director (left) and Dr. Cindy Bradford, Director (right)