becky-pringle_web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — The Black Educators Caucus of Palm Beach County has snagged the highest ranking black representative at National Education Association for its annual scholarship breakfast.

Becky Pringle, secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association, is scheduled to headline the breakfast, set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., May 10 at the Airport Hilton, 150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach.

Pringle, a middle school science teacher with 31 years of classroom experience, is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the association’s multi-million-dollar budget.

She also led the workgroup that produced the NEA’s groundbreaking policy statement on teacher evaluation and accountability, and her long history of leadership includes a focus on diversity issues, student achievement and leadership development.

A ticket to the breakfast is $45, which will feature an awards program for longtime educators, community leaders and students.

The Black Educators Caucus has been behind several recent town hall meetings with Wayne Gent, superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County, the latest one on Monday at the Urban League of Palm Beach County.

Gent first spoke to the black community in Lake Worth on Feb. 20 and met with black ministers on April 7. Plans are to host another community meeting in the Glades.