Educator Spotlight | Allison Perkins

Allison Perkins, 5th grade math teacher at Cornerstone Prep Denver, says teaching was in her blood. Perkins saw a strong need for people who wanted to love, educate, and care for children, so she decided to follow in her mother’s and aunt’s footsteps by becoming an educator. 

She loves seeing her students learn, which is evident by 28% (one of the highest percentages within Capstone Education Group) of her students achieving on track or mastery on the 2019 TN Ready assessment!

Perkins shares one of her first memories from CPD that made her heart smile, “I had a student who suffered from a vision deficiency. This student had trouble reading and completing math problems. Seeing them read the problems on a test, show their computations, and make a passing score on a math test, with a magnifier, showed me how blessed I am to do this work.” 

Perkins is a native Memphian. If you know her, you know she isn’t just passionate about education, but her passion for this city is contagious as well! Perkins spends her free time checking out new and local restaurants and shops, reading up on Memphis history, and exploring local historical sites. She’s eager for Slim & Husky’s – an artisan pizza shop with a love for hip-hop culture – to finally open in Memphis. Speaking of music, Perkins wishes she could meet Bobby Womack and witness one last concert of his.

A few fun facts about Perkins: If she wasn’t a teacher, she would work in Public Health – the program in which she has an undergraduate degree from Dillard University. She would want to research health disparities and help communities make educated health decisions where resources may not be available. She can already read sheet music and play the piano, but she’d love to learn to sew or knit in the future!