Margarita Pinkos

Exec Dir of the Multicultural Education Department
School District of Palm Beach County, Florida

Margarita Pinkos currently serves as executive director of the Multicultural Education Department in the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida—the 11th largest public school system in the United States serving over 24,000 English language learners. Dr. Pinkos’ professional journey started in 1984 as an elementary school teacher and includes service as a school principal and district-level executive. In 2006, Dr. Pinkos was appointed to Assistant Deputy Secretary and director of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in the United States Department of Education (USDOE), where she worked with state and local education systems across the country to support high quality instructional programs for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Dr. Pinkos is currently the President of the Florida Association of Bilingual and ESOL Supervisors (FABES), and serves in the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE).