Lyda Peters, B.A., M.Ed., part-time faculty member at Boston College, professor of Education at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA, and Managing Partner of the Cambridge Leadership Consortium, LLC, a training and professional development corporation. She is the President of the Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation, named in honor of one of Boston's most prominent African-American civil rights activist. While a public school teacher in the City of Boston, she became active in court-ordered school desegregation. She has worked for forty years in education as a practitioner, consultant, and trainer in organizational settings with expertise in social justice, social responsibility, and civil rights movement teacher training.
In 1986, Peters, as part of a team of consultants, began civil rights teacher training throughout the United States. After receiving a distance education certificate from the University of West Georgia in 1999, she developed a virtual class on America's civil rights movement, bringing her Cambridge-based students from the South, Midwest, Northeast, West Coast, and the Virgin Islands, for a richer teaching and learning experience. Since that first distance class, she has enriched the content, taught primarily through a learning management system, by applying technologies that enhance communication and reinforce learning. Her professional training and accomplishments include a Fellowship from Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, a Carnegie Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Illinois, educational technology training at Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and additional technology training at Capella University and the University of Colorado at Denver.