Peggy Brookins

President and CEO, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards


Accomplished & Diverse Teachers: The Key to Transforming Teaching and Learning

Ensuring each and every student has access to teachers and leaders who are effective and diverse is a cornerstone to high-quality learning. But raising teaching standards and diversity in a time of teacher shortages poses a challenge for states and school districts. As the north star for teaching standards, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is collaborating with partners to address pressing educator workforce challenges in ways that elevate the profession. In this presentation, participants will learn more about the power of supporting all teachers in becoming Board-certified – starting with pre-service and extending across the career continuum. Participants will learn the latest developments with National Board Certification that can support states and districts in attracting and retaining accomplished and diverse educators for all, including new video resources, a national Network of Accomplished Minority Educators, Maintenance of Certification, and the launch of the Entry to Accomplished By Design initiative. Participants will emerge with new insights as well as practical action items for advancing accomplished, culturally-responsive teaching to support every child achieving their highest potential.


Peggy Brookins has served as president and CEO of NBPTS since 2015. She joined NBPTS from the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, which she co-founded in 1994 and where she served as Director and as a national board certified mathematics instructor. Brookins has served on the SREB Teacher Prep Commission, The Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Teachers as Professionals, the Content Technical Working Group for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, NCEE Board of Trustees, and as a commissioner on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.