Square Pizza Podcast

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The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.

We had a lot of fun connecting with Dr. Steve Perry, currently the CEO of Capital Preparatory Schools, CNN Contributor, Speaker, and Author. We covered everything from school improvement plans to the Democratic candidates for the upcoming presidential election. We hope you’ll listen to Dr. Perry’s insights and leave us a review.

*There are times when the audio is challenging to hear as we recorded this interview via phone but stick with it – it’s worth the listen.

Steve Perry is one of the most sought after top speakers in education and advocacy in
America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, Dr. Steve Perry’s charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration. He is the educator upon whom Oprah Winfrey, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and Steve Harvey call to offer insight to parents and children. A diverse array of politicians and groups, from the National Urban League to ALEC, have reached out to Dr. Perry to better understand what matters to parents.
Within the last 24 months, Dr. Perry has opened his fourth Capital Preparatory Schools in CT & NY, as well as assisted Steve Harvey in penning his new book, “Jump”, has spoken in over seventy-nine communities and completed his sixth book, “Transparenting”. Most recently, premiering his new daytime talk show “Breakthrough with Dr. Steve Perry”. As no stranger to television — Dr. Perry hosted another TVONE drama hit show “Save My Son,” a reality show that featured parents who wanted to keep their sons from becoming another disheartening statistic.
His impact is profound and varied and displays no signs of slowing down. The word often used to describe Dr. Perry is “passionate”. His authenticity is a welcomed addition to any discussion rooted in improving the lives of youths and the community. His skills are hard-fought and have been bestowed by his difficult childhood all the way through his Ivy League school graduation. There is a richness in his concepts that foster an intriguing point of view on the modern American family.
Dr. Perry’s unique and powerful voice is respected and has been featured on multiple networks: MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET, and NBC as well as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). His courage and piercing insights provide a fascinating perspective that is seldom found in public discourse. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability. He’s the voice of a generation, a people’s champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for thirty years. Passionate and surprisingly funny, Dr. Steve Perry is a man who is worthy of a listen.