A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Anthony began his career in education as a high-school mathematics teacher and coach in the Tarrant and Vestavia Hills school systems. In addition to his work as a teacher, Anthony has also been an assistant principal in Jefferson County Schools and principal in Birmingham City Schools. Before becoming a school leader, he served as the founding Executive Director at Breakthrough Birmingham, an education non-profit dedicated to providing high quality academic programming to underserved students and preparing the next generation of teachers. In the fall of 2019, Anthony was selected as an Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Emerging Leader.
He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the Virginia Military Institute, an M.A.E. in Secondary Education – Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Ed. M in School Leadership from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and an Ed.D in Leading and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education.