Peggy Brookins addresses
Peggy Brookins, President & CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, returned to Marion County on March 21, 2019 to make a special presentation for Bridges Project at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Now a national figure in teaching and education, Peggy had taught in Marion County’s Forest High School. She helped develop the prestigious Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology (EMIT) magnet program.
In her presentation, she addressed the issue of failing schools, pointing to the need for better training and ongoing support of teachers, promoting the craft of pedagogy over teach-to-the-test methods, the new possibilities created by community schools providing wrap-around services for families, and much more.