Dr. Robert L. Perrineau, Jr. is a 1993 graduate of Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina. He began his post-secondary educational pursuits in Tallahassee, Florida where he obtained his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the Florida A&M University/Florida State University School of Engineering and Mathematics. His passion for education started with a teaching experience as a volunteer and mentor in several Leon County Schools. He obtained an initial Educator’s certificate through the South Carolina Alternative Certification Program in 1999, and would complete course work in pedagogy and classroom instruction at the College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina University, and the Citadel Military College of South Carolina.
Dr. Perrineau has obtained his Master’s of Education degree from Southern Wesleyan University in 2006, and since completed the requirements to receive his Educational Specialist (2010) and Doctorate (2012) degrees from Argosy University, Sarasota Florida. He has completed the CCSD Principals for Tomorrow cohort training, SC Department of Education’s Developing Aspiring Principals Program, various CCSD professional development cohorts, as well as served as a CCSD CIT teacher, Teacher Mentor, Common Core Implementation Facilitator, and an athletic coach. He has presented or facilitated professional development related to the following topics; Teaching Algebra with Unifix cubes, dealing with difficult parents, mentoring and teaching students in difficult situations, Strategies for teaching Algebra in a Title 1 School, Common Core Mathematics Standards, School Progressive Discipline and Management Plans, and the subject of his dissertation; Understanding the Impact of Single Parent’s Level of Education on their Male Child’s Educational Aspirations.
His educational career spans nearly twenty years, and has afforded the privilege of working with students and families at the former M.R. Rivers Middle School, Burke Middle School A+ Academy, Burke High School, and the Charleston County School District’s School of the Arts. He has been grateful and appreciative of the collegial support of his peers who have voted him to serve in the capacity of teacher of the year at two of the former school organizations. After twelve years as a grade sixth through twelfth mathematics instructor, he has served as an Assistant Principal for the past six years. He has also served in the role of educational advisor and mathematics instructor at the Jenkins Orphanage for Girls, as well as a tutor and mentor with the Adult Education/ GED program sponsored by the Royal Foundation in connection with the Royal Missionary Baptist Church of North Charleston, South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Perrineau is also serving as a member of the board of directors for the non-profit organization R3 Inc. of Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Perrineau is married to Felicia C. Perrineau, and they have 3 children Kyla Monai, Robert III and MaKenzie Alyse. Dr. Perrineau is a recreational golfer and runner, a collector of music and movies, a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA), various other civic and social organizations, and a full time advocate of personal success by all individuals he may encounter.