Daren Perkins Bio

As a lifelong Buford resident, School Board member, Daren Perkins, graduated from Buford High School as part of the class of 1990. He completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration at Georgia Southwestern State University. After graduation, Mr. Perkins returned to Buford in 1995 to begin his career with the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia where he recently served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is currently the Gas Supervisor for Buford Gas.

Mr. Perkins was elected to the Buford City School Board in a special election in 2005 to fill the remaining term of a vacated position. He strives to work with the Board to ensure our students and staff have the best facilities and resources to maximize the learning capacity. When asked why he continues to serve on the School Board Mr. Perkins said, “It really is simple; I love my school and my community, so I want to give back.” One of his greatest joys is when former students return saying how well-prepared they were entering college due to the rigor of curriculum and dedication of the school staff.

While Mr. Perkins enjoys the longstanding Buford traditions that keep our community tight-knit, he also is keenly aware that we must stay on the forefront of the ever-changing educational climate so that we can remain the #1 school district in the state. As he looks at the future of the Buford Schools, he plans to continue working with the Board to provide the necessary support to expand our programs as to provide increased opportunities to enrich the lives of our students.

Mr. Perkins’ wife, Lynn, has taught kindergarten at Buford Elementary School for 22 years. His sons Tyler (’17) and Dalton (’19) graduated from Buford High School, and his daughter Abbi is in 11 th grade. He enjoys outdoor activities with his kids and can be found in the stands at Buford softball and basketball games cheering on his daughter and the Lady Wolves.

Mr. Perkins stated, “It’s exciting to see what our Wolves are accomplishing after graduation. It is an honor to play a very small part in helping our students achieve their goals.”