This week’s Teacher of the Week is 6th grade blue team science teacher Allison Peffle. This has been an exciting week for Mrs. Peffle: On Wednesday, November 14th, she delivered her first child, daughter Beatrice! Mrs. Peffle, her husband, Bob, and baby Beatrice are all doing great.
If Beatrice plans to become a teacher like her Mom (and Dad), the Peffles had better start a 529 plan soon, because it takes a lot of education to become a teacher! Mrs. Peffle earned her Master of Science degree from St. Joseph’s University and performed her undergraduate work at Drexel University and Chestnut Hill College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. She has teaching certificates in Elementary Education, Middle Level Social Studies, Middle Level English and is a certified reading specialist. She is in her sixth year at VFMS, but spent five years teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in the Avon Grove School District.
Mrs. Peffle is very close to her family and lives in the same neighborhood in which she grew up. Her parents’ house is located behind her house, so she sees them every day. Her husband, Bob, teaches in the Philadelphia School District and coaches the soccer team at LaSalle College High School. They have been married for five and a half years.
In an interview with the PTO, Mrs. Peffle shared the following information:
Pets – Two cats, named Eleanor Roosevelt and Annie Oakley. Her Golden Retriever, Sugar Mags, lives with her parents.
Hobbies now – Loves to golf, play field hockey, crochet, cross stitch, quilt and listen to music.
Hobbies, sports and interests when you were in middle school – Played field hockey, softball, basketball and was a cheerleader. Also sang in the choir and took piano lessons.
Interesting/little known facts or talents – All she wanted to be when she was a little girl was a cheerleader. She was the captain of her cheerleading squad in 7th and 8th grade and won the Spirit Award for cheerleading in 8th grade.
Advice for parents of middle school children – Be patient and loving. Being a middle school student is one of the hardest things a child has to go through.