Danita Bailey-Perry
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Danita Bailey-Perry

Danita Bailey-Perry

Educational Administration and Foundations
ED216 College of Education
Phone: 713-313-4418
Email: bailey_dm@tsu.edu

Primary Research Focus
Urban school improvement Best practices in schools and classroom

Professional Biography
Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry holds a baccalaureate degree from Fisk University, an M.A. degree from George Peabody College for Teachers (currently Vanderbilt-Peabody University) and a Ph.D. from The University Of Texas at Austin. She has served in various roles with numerous public and private entities. These include teacher in Dayton, Ohio and Houston, Texas, Department Chairperson in Spring Branch I.S.D., Director of Educational Services at Spring Shadows Glen and the West Oaks and HCA Houston Hospital Systems and Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston. She also served as the Academic Enhancement Administrator, Director Of University Scholars and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Prairie View A&M University; and Senior Coordinator Of Training and Professional Development at The Texas A&M University System for The Regents' Initiative of The Texas A&M University System, heading a noted faculty development initiative with all nine universities within this system.

She is currently an Associate Professor at Texas Southern University, the Associate Department chair for the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, the Coordinator of Faculty Development for the College of Education and the NCATE Exhibit Coordinator. She also served as the Director of The Center For The Development and Study of Effective Pedagogy For African American Learners (CPAL).   Additionally, she has received several grants for research and program development.

Most recently Dr. Bailey-Perry co-authored her first book Cultural And Educational Excellence Revisited  Knowing, Doing, Being and Becoming as Though Saving The African American Child Matters . In March 1999, she published her research study "Identifying Effective Classroom and Building Practices That Increase the Academic Performance of Students in Schools With Complex Student Populations." The second phase of this research project was published in "Identifying School Conditions And Teacher Practices That Have Proven Effective In Increasing Mathematics And Reading Achievement For African-American Students In Schools With Substantial Minority Student Populations" in 2005. She also co-authored "Cultural Performances of Americans of African Descent: Using Indicators of Social Progress as Measures of Qualities of Life." Other research includes "At-Risk Parents: Developing Partnerships—Techniques And Strategies," and  "TheProficiency Of The Masters In Education Certification Program's Practices And Instruction For Leadership And ExCET Examination Preparation."

Courses taught include School Public Relations, Instructional Leadership, Internship, Externship, Organizational and Management Theory, Advanced Seminar In Educational Administration, Personnel Administration, Fundamentals Of Educational Administration, and Theory, Practice and Research.

Dr. Bailey-Perry heads her own consulting firm, Focus Development, where she is a successful consultant and motivational speaker, providing over 500 inspirational workshops on a variety of topics to parents, teachers, administrators, students and business professionals.

Dr. Bailey-Perry is a certified school administrator, supervisor and superintendent in the state of Texas. She is a frequent presenter to national organizations, a noted researcher, a successful grant writer and an active participant in community and university service.

She, along with her husband Cornelius and son, Barrett, reside in Houston, Texas.

Courses Taught
EDAS 532 - School Public Relations
EDAS 541 - Curriculum Planning and Development
EDAS 675 - Instructional Leadership and Management
EDAS 781 - Internship I
EDAS 842 – Externship
EDAS 880 - Human Resources Leadership and Management
EDAS 988 - Advanced Seminar in Educational Administration
EDAS 985 - Advanced Seminar in Supervision
EDAS 935 - School Administrative Hierarchy

Academic Degrees
Ph.D. The University Of Texas at Austin
M.A. George Peabody College For Teachers, 1972
B.A. University Of Abidjan, Abidjan, Ivory CoastFisk University

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