Dr. James T. Perry Scholarship
Established in 1991 to honor the retiring Superintendent of Chandler Unified School District.
One award of $500.
- Academic achievement
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Leadership qualities
- Community service
- Financial need
Dr. James T. Perry
Dr. James T. Perry (1920 – 2020) began his career with the Chandler Unified School District in 1957.
He taught junior high science, served as principal, assistant superintendent and district superintendent from 1976 – 1992.
During his tenure his goal was to ensure that the district excelled. He was credited with keeping ahead of advances in computer technology, a fledgling industry at the time. He was instrumental in bringing the International Baccalaureate program to the district.
Dr. Perry received the AZ Distinguished Administrator Award in 1991. He retired in 1992 and was honored through the naming of Perry High School.