Denise Perritt, Ph.D.

     Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership Studies
     Advisor in Educational (K-12) Leadership

     Contact Information           Mailing Address
     (o)540-568-6352                 MSC 1505
     (f) 540-568-7117                 James Madison University               Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Primary Research Interests
Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership (2001), The College of William & Mary
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Educational Administration (1997), The College of William & Mary
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Reading Specialist (1988), University of Richmond
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Elementary Education (1984), Emory and Henry College

K-12 Administration and Teaching Experience

Title I and Migrant Education Specialist, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, VA (1993-2000). Supervised the Virginia Migrant Education Program, which served 2,200 students in 36 school divisions. Also supervised Title I reading and math programs in the Tidewater region of Virginia, working with 545 rural, suburban and urban schools across all grade levels.

Assistant Superintendent, Essex County Public Schools, Tappahannock, VA (2002-2005)

General Supervisor, Essex County Public Schools, Tappahannock, VA (2000-2002)

Teacher and Reading Specialist, King and Queen and New Kent County School Divisions (1985-1993)

Recent Publications
Perritt, D.C. (2012) A twenty-six year retrospective on education: One person’s journey through the system. National Teacher Education Journal, 5 (1), 13-17.

Perritt, D.C. (2010). Including professional practice in professional development while improving middle school teaching in math. National Teacher Education Journal, 3 (3).

Perritt, D.C. (2009). Reflection improves administrative practice and is effective professional development. Virginia Association of Superintendent’s Newsletter.

Purcell, S. & Perritt, D. (2008). Understanding and promoting best practices in technology implementation in higher education classrooms. In SITE Conference Proceedings.

Perritt, D.C. (2007). Cultural and contextual factors influence the education success of migrant students. JMU Conference on Immigration Proceedings.

Curriculum Vitae