Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

PNW Lunch & Lead

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT

This month’s guest is Peggy Buffington, Ph.D. Superintendent for the School City of Hobart. She provides leadership in the district’s curriculum and instructional program. Peggy serves as the facilitator of “research based” interventions/strategies to improve learning. Buffington is passionate about early education, literacy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Mathematics), and college and career readiness. She is engaged in organizing, analyzing, and interpreting school improvement data. She provides professional development programming and sponsors continuing education for educator license renewal. Peggy led the Hobart High School building project, renovation of Hobart Middle School, and the building of Veterans Elementary, as well as leads the district-wide technology program.

From cradle to careers, the School City off Hobart is paving the way for their students. During her tenure as superintendent, she led the district in the opening of the Early Learning Center, which she describes as “the best place on earth” that paved the way for full-day kindergarten available to all students as well as pre-school and Building Brickies (birth to 5 programming). She opened Hobart University in 2017 and offers over120 early college classes with an amazing tea of educators. Post-secondary success for students is a priority across the district K-12! Be Excellent on Purpose!

Peggy serves as co-chair of Ready NWI, the education arm of the One Region, One Vision leadership team to improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana. Ready NWI meets once a month with its partner sponsors of the Center of Workforce Innovation, and Higher Education Partners.
# # #
Presented by the Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at PNW, Lunch and Lead is a free virtual speaker series designed to help community and business leaders develop knowledge and skills while raising awareness of best practices from other leaders across Northwest Indiana and beyond.


April 17
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT


Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest
View Organizer Website



Do you have a business-building event that should be added?

Submit your Event

*We reserve the right to publish events on an individual basis. All events must be business related, non-sales with a focus on educating and benefiting the business community.