Peggy earned BA degrees in elementary education and sociology from Purdue University in 1977 and MS in elementary education in 1983. She began her teaching career in the South Newton School Corporation, teaching grades 5 and 6 language arts and science at Kentland Elementary. Three years later, she accepted a position at West Point Elementary in Tippecanoe School Corporation teaching 6th grade. In 1985, she transferred to Mintonye Elementary where she currently teaches grade 5. Peggy also serves as Language Arts Department Chair for TSC.