Kentucky State University students, faculty and community members have the opportunity to meet nationally acclaimed educator Peggy Brookins Tuesday, Feb. 20 for informal discussion on the University campus.

Brookins is the president and CEO of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the author of Why Black Teachers Matter.

In July 2014, former President Barack Obama named Brookins as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. In 1994, she co-founded the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida.

Among many other accolades and appointments, Brookins was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame in 2009, named a Florida Education Association “Everyday Hero” and received the association’s Excellence in Teaching award. In 2013, she was named an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

Brookins will be on campus for activities and ceremonies honoring National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). She will meet with Kentucky State students and faculty for an informal discussion from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Hathaway Hall 112.