Thursday, August 25, 2011

Executive Committee Series Part 6: Who is the Parliamentary Advisor?

Peggy is a native New Orleanian who has lived at Lake Rosemound in St. Francisville for the past 20 years with her husband, Ronnie, and their three Cavalier King Charles Spaniel children.  Ronnie and Peggy, married for 43 years, have one human daughter, Kelly.  She is a former resident of Baton Rouge and a member of Beta Tau Chapter. 

Peggy holds a bachelors degree in Spanish, speech, social studies education and certification in English as a second language and supervision of student teachers.  Her masters is in cultural anthropology, and her MA+30 is in Curriculum and Instruction/Social Education.  She taught social studies and Spanish at Zachary High School for 16 years and also served as activities coordinator.  In 1989, she was named ZHS Teacher of the Year.  During a two-year sabbatical, she was the full-time economic education consultant for the LSU Dept. of Economics.  After 7 years of teaching Spanish and social studies at West Feliciana High School, she retired from full-time teaching due to health issues. She was West Feliciana Parish Teacher of the Year in 1998.  Following her retirement in June 2000, she reported to work in August as Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in St. Francisville, where she remained until 2006.  Since that time, she has taught private Spanish classes, and currently works as an assessment administrator for Westat (the firm that conducts US Dept. of Education field studies), and will be teaching two sessions of Spanish for LSU's OLLI program this fall.

Peggy was initiated into DKG in 1985.  She served Beta Tau in many capacities -- president, secretary, newsletter editor and on various committees over the past 26 years.  She was appointed Deltion editor in 1995, a position she held until her election as Epsilon State First Vic-presient in 2001.  From 2003-2005, she served as Epsilon State president.  Peggy has also served on several International committees, including Communication, Educators Award, Travel and Study, and was the SE Representative to the US Forum before serving as chairman of the US Forum from 2008-20010.  She was appointed chairman of the International Program Committee in 2010, a position she resigned due to personal reasons.  She has presented numerous workshops at local, state, regional and International meetings, and was a keynote speaker at the SE Regional Conference in Williamsburg, VA.  

Volunteer work is Peggy's main hobby!  She has been a volunteer for Phi Mu Fraternity since her graduation in 1971 from LSU.  She served on Phi Mu's National Council for 6 years and is currently National Ritual Chairman, a position she has held for over 9 years.  This summer she was invited to facilitate the Undergraduate Inter-fraternity Conference at Indiana University.  She also volunteers with her local library support group,  LA Organ donation groups, and other organizations.  Other hobbies include traveling, playing with her pups, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

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