Pedro R. Bermúdez provides professional development support for the Lastinger Center of the University of Florida and its local, state, and national partners. As part of his work, Mr. Bermúdez designs and facilitates a variety of professional development experiences focused on growing and sustaining communities of practice, leading for equity, and project-based learning.
Pedro “Pete” Bermúdez is a National Facilitator of the National School Reform Faculty (NSRF) and consults for a variety of state and national organizations, including the W. K. Kellogg Learning Labs Network, Ford Next Generation Learning, Kamehameha Schools, and the North Carolina Partnership for Children Smart Start Initiative. He describes the core of his work as contributing to educational improvement and social equity by empowering all who work in education to work collaboratively in reflective, democratic communities to design and sustain powerful learning experiences for everyone.
Pete has also served as a consultant for the Early College Program for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a private, nonprofit organization working to improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. He is also a reviewer of the Florida Department of Education Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol. He has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer for Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida International University and was a founding leader of the organizational and curriculum design of William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.
Specialties: Design and facilitation of site-based and online communities of practice in a variety of school and organizational settings.