Brian G. Kingsley Recognized as Emerging Leader by PDK International

Friday, December 19, 2014

Brian G. Kingsley, Acting Chief Academic Officer for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), recently traveled to Washington, DC to meet with federal education policy makers and share best practices with 25 other educational leaders from across the nation. 

Earlier this year, Kingsley was recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of education professionals. The PDK Emerging Leaders program recognizes innovators, thought leaders, problem solvers and change agents who are making a difference in the field of education. 

"For the past 18 years, as a leader and educator, it has always been my mission to lead by example," said Kingsley. "Leadership means providing positive energy and empathy to all of your stakeholders. You need to love what you do!” 

Prior to serving as Acting Chief Academic Officer, Kingsley was the principal at Gulfstream Middle School in Hallandale Beach. His leadership resulted in the school’s teachers and students excelling and achieving an "A" rating from the Florida Department of Education this past year. 

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BCPS Acting Chief Academic Officer Brian G. Kingsley Kingsley with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

PDK International, the education association that has recognized Kingsley as an up-and-coming leader in education, will host him and 25 other education change agents at a weekend networking event this December. 

“Recognizing the achievements and commitment of these young leaders is vital to PDK’s vision of cultivating tomorrow’s great educators,” said William J. Bushaw, PDK International’s chief executive officer. “These inspiring individuals will provide a very bright future for the field of education.” 



PDK International, publisher of Kappan magazine, is a professional association for educators that brings together the top leaders, thinkers, and doers to collaborate and inspire one another. Every year, it recognizes a new class of PDK Emerging Leaders. For more information on PDK’s 2014-2015 Class of Emerging Leaders, go to Information about PDK International is at 


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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