Peggy Anderson, of Diamond Elementary School, Fort Stewart, Georgia, has been teaching elementary school children for 25 years. Sixteen of those years have been with the Department of Defense. Her experience includes work with second, third, and fourth graders in regular education and with gifted children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Currently, she is the coordinator for gifted education and school wide enrichment for Diamond Elementary School.

Ms. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and an educational specialist degree from Georgia Southern University. She has served as an evening graduate instructor for Brewton Parker College, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and Savannah State University. In addition, she helped develop the early childhood daycare curriculum at Southeastern Technical College. She is an active member of several professional organizations including Association of Curriculum and Supervision, Georgia Association of Gifted Children, and Phi Delta Kappa International. Ms. Anderson is also involved with annual Red Cross Blood Drives, Relay for Life Cancer Drives, and the Glennville Sweet Onion Festivals. Her leadership positions include Director of the Fort Stewart Children's Theatre and the Director of the Diamond Elementary Performers.

At school, she serves as a benchmark co-chair for school-home partnerships, and works with the DODEA task force for gifted education. In efforts to serve parents, she is a group leader for the annual Parent Academy for Fort Stewart Schools. She has been trained in gifted identification and testing, multiple intelligences, and methods of improving study skills. Finally, Ms. Anderson has participated in extensive technology training and leads the school in technology integration.

Ms. Anderson has two children, Neal and Gena, and one grandchild, Hanna. She lives in Glennville, Georgia.

"I believe that every student is capable of learning and should be provided an opportunity to learn through a variety of teaching styles. Maintaining high expectations for all children and providing them with opportunities to succeed are two important objectives I strive to master."

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Peggy O'Neal Anderson
Gifted Education Teacher
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