Peggy Brookins, NBCT, joined the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) as executive vice president in December 2014, and was named president and chief excecutive officer in November 2015. Her long career as an educator includes many national leadership positions and accolades. In July 2014, President Barack Obama named Ms. Brookins as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. She joins the National Board from the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, which she cofounded in 1994 and where she served as director and as a mathematics instructor.
On the NBPTS board from 2007 to 2011, Ms. Brookins served as audit committee chair and on the chief executive officer search committee. In addition, she has served on the board of inBloom, 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 and as a commissioner on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). She has served as a national trainer for AFT (Thinking Mathematics 1, 2 and 3, collaborator and national trainer for Thinking Mathematics Middle School) and a member of the PARCC assessment team.
Ms. Brookins achieved her certification in Adult and Young Adolescent Mathematics in 2003 and renewed in 2013. She has been inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame and is a Florida Education Association “Everyday Hero,” and received the association’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2013, Ms. Brookins was named an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida.