Paul Perrotta joined the UNCG-SERVE Center team in 2020 and is a Program Administrator for the NC Department of Public Instruction, Office of Federal Programs. He provides Title I, II, III, IV, and V plan-budget approvals, technical assistance, and monitoring for over 40 school systems. Paul also serves in a statewide leadership role for Parent and Family Engagement.
With over 30 years of experience, Paul’s work has prioritized implementing evidence-based frameworks for comprehensive school improvement, capacity building, and ensuring positive outcomes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and with special needs. He served as a school support officer, supervising principals and providing technical assistance to school improvement teams. For over 12 years as an executive director of special education, elementary education, Title I, and alternative education in Asheville City Schools, he helped lead progress toward closing achievement gaps with the special education subgroup over a 5-year period, graduated 100% of the alternative education high school seniors (2015), and progress across the system in 3rd – 8th reading and math proficiency (2012 – 2014). Paul was also a middle school principal for a district-wide special education school and a high school principal for an alternative high academy. He began his career as a special education teacher and mental health counselor.
Paul has been married to Kate Perrotta for 25 years and is the proud dad of two beautiful daughters, Julia and Emma. He and his family enjoy cooking, experiencing ethnic cuisine, attending events, Bills football, and spending time with family and friends.