Darlene Perry transitioned from corporate America into the educational arena. Darlene serves as a certified English as a Second Language teacher, while also co-teaching 4th grade math and English Language Arts (ELA). She has been Site Coordinator for EL Reading Club afterschool program for the last three years. Darlene is exceptional at building relationships with students while passionately teaching and advocating on their behalf. This skill set garnered her a 2018 Teacher of the Year award. Darlene has a Master’s in Education from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelors of Social Work from Tennessee State University. Darlene has served two consecutive years on the leadership team during her eight years as an educator.