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Steve Perry
Founder and Head of Schools/Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today. Perry is the founder and former principal of what U.S.  News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.           

When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his cutting-edge book, Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight.         

In addition to being the Founder and Head of Schools at Capital Preparatory Magnet School, with two new school locations in Bridgeport, CT and Harlem, NY, Perry is an education contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, Disney Dreamers’ Academy Representative, best-selling author, and host of the hit TV One docudrama Save My Son.

Twitter: @DrStevePerry