Although Peggy is now a retired school teacher, she hardly has retired from teaching! She was born to teach. Peggy has been in Sweet Adelines since 1975 and in 2003, stepped off the risers to become the director of Long Island Sound. In March of 2006, Peggy received the well earned designation of "Certified Director.” During Peggy’s time as director, the chorus has been actively involved in leadership training, developing core values and building goals. A typical rehearsal reflects Peggy’s support of our core values: personal commitment, fun, fairness, excitement, and striving for excellence. Our annual competitions in Philadelphia show a continuing improvement, including 2008 first place small chorus medals and in 2009, advancing to a B level rating.
Our "Miss Peggy" has just completed a 6-year term as the Region’s Team Coordinator and is currently registered for faculty training to become an educator on the regional level. Peggy also has joined the baritone section of the Greater Nassau chorus as a dual member. Under the direction of Harriette Walters, in 2007, she competed with them in Calgary at the International level and they came in 7th in the world! In 2008, she competed in Philadelphia with Greater Nassau and they brought home 1st place regional medals. She also competed in Nashville in 2009 where Greater Nassau came in 4th place in the International Competition.
A very special part of Peggy’s life is her family. Peggy has been married to her high school sweetheart, Dave, since 1966! They have three children, two daughters-in-laws and five grandchildren, all who live near them and all who love music!