Anthony Brock is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and a graduate of Sidney Lanier and Alabama State University. He was employed by the Autauga County school system for 13 years. During that time he served as a Head Football Coach at Prattville Junior High, At-Risk Specialist for the Autauga County Board of Education, Assistant Principal at Prattville Elementary School, and Principal of the Second Chance Alternative School. Anthony Brock was also the last Principal at St. Jude Educational Institute in Montgomery. He is the Founder of the Brother2Brother and Sister2Sister Mentoring Program that still meets regularly in Autauga County.
Mr. Brock serves on the Alabama Leadership Council for the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, the Board of Directors at The Mercy House, and Prattville Y.M.CA, and he is currently a member on the Alabama Independent Schools Association State Board of Directors. He is also a proud graduate of Leadership Class XXIX.
Anthony was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award by the Montgomery Advertiser for Central Alabama, his mentoring program was recognized as the Autauga County Service Organization of the Year, the Montgomery Alumni Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Kappa Alpha Psi recognized him as the 2016 Citizen of the Year, and the First Congregational Church in Montgomery recognized he and his brother with the “2016 Daring to Make a Difference Award.” He was selected at the Alabama Black Achievers Gala sponsored by Regions Bank in Birmingham as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently, Anthony was selected by the Alabama Power Company as an Alabama Bright Light and also selected to Alabama State University’s “50 under 50” Inaugural Alumni Class.
He is currently the Head of School at Valiant Cross Academy. Since opening in 2015, Valiant Cross Academy has been showcased in local print publications, WSFA“Making a Difference” report, WAKA “What Right With Our Schools” report, recognized by the USA Today as a 50K grant winner in there “A Community That Thrives Program”, and Valiant Cross received the 2017 Community Service Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Valiant Cross was also recently selected as one of the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial School’s. He is also the author of the book and soon to be documentary “Fruit”, that details his career as an educator and mentor. Anthony and his scholars from VCA recently were featured in Bryan Stevenson’s HBO Documentary, True Justice and CNN News has done a feature on the school.
He is an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Montgomery where he serves as a Steward, Men’s Usher, Men’s Chorus, and the Co-Coordinator of the Tutoring Program. Anthony is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is married to D’Tanja Brock and they have two beautiful daughters, Noah and Jonah.