Anne Perkins, a lawyer, recently concluded an appointment as a special master for the United States District Court–Maryland overseeing the implementation of the Partial Consent Decree in Thompson v. HUD. Prior to this, she worked for the Baltimore City Public Schools managing a Ford Foundation planning grant to find ways to provide arts education for underserved schools.
Perkins served for many years as an elected representative to the Maryland House of Delegates, where she was part of the house leadership and chaired the women’s caucus. After retiring from the legislature, Perkins taught English in Xiamen, China, and directed the Xiamen Teacher Training Program and a summer language camp for Baltimore and Chinese high school students.
After Nelson Mandela’s election, Perkins worked as a program officer/consultant for the National Democratic Institute in Southern Africa and Liberia advising newly elected members of provincial parliaments. Upon her return to the United States she served as vice president for governmental affairs at University of Maryland University College.
Perkins has a BA from Boston University, a JD from the University of Baltimore Law School, and studied at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.