“We know that principals of color play critical roles in outcomes for teachers and students of color. However, the principalship remains overwhelmingly White (roughly 80%) even though the majority of U.S. K-12 students are not. A substantial portion of this disproportionate representation can be traced back to issues of inequity and discrimination across the entire principal pipeline,” he added.
Lochmiller nominated Perrone for the award and said Perronewas widely supported by leading scholars in the field of Educational Leadership and by colleagues in the program: “Collectively, we all agreed that his recognition is very well-deserved and it recognizes a colleague whose scholarship is rising in prominence and impact. As a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Perrone’s scholarship, teaching and service have made many meaningful contributions to the program in a very short time. What is more compelling, though, is his empathetic orientation to students, genuine care for colleagues, and respect for practitioners in the field. All of these make him a truly unique but unquestionably deserving recipient.”
The Jack A. Culbertson Award is presented annually to an outstanding junior educational leadership professor in recognition of his/her significant contributions to the field of educational leadership. Individuals nominated must have been professors for six years or fewer, and currently serve in a UCEA university.
Perrone joins four other colleagues from the IU School of Education who have received this award.