LAUSD assistant superintendent is honored by local NAACP
LA School Report | June 25, 2015
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Earl R. Perkins, LA Unified’s assistant superintendent for school operations, was recently honored by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Perkins was one of eight given the Youth Council Men of Valor Award at a ceremony at the Double Tree Hilton in Torrance on Saturday. According to a district press release, the award “recognizes those who are: helping others by acting as positive role models; and achieving and contributing to society, especially to African Americans.”
“I am very honored to have received this award, especially from the NAACP, one of the longest tenured civil rights organizations in the nation,” Perkins said in a statement. “Today, we must focus on our young people who will be the professionals and voters of tomorrow. If changes will happen for African-American folks, we must educate and prepare our youth to meet the challenge.”
Perkins has been working as an educator and administrator with the district for 40 years, and has served in his current role since 2007.
“You are helping to make positive differences in the lives of others,” said a letter from Los Angeles NAACP officials to the award winners. “Your achievements are motivators for others. You are a role model for those yet to achieve and your contributions to society are immeasurable.”