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Peggy Simmons » Biography


I am a US Navy veteran, serving in Desert Shield during the Persian Gulf War.  After the war, I worked at an electronics factory and for the US Postal Service before deciding to go to college to be a teacher.  My inspiration was my 8th grade World History teacher who made learning so much fun for me.  So in 2001, as an adult student, I went to college for the first time and got my Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education with a Minor in History from Penn State University - graduating with High Distinction in 2005.  I have been teaching at Chestnut Ridge High School since 2007, teaching a variety of Social Studies courses and Drivers Education through the years.  Currently, I teach 9th grade American History II: Civil War through World War II.