About Me

Phone: 845-486-4880


Degrees and Certifications:

Alumni - Mount Saint Mary College, Marist College, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  NYS Certifications:  *Pre-K - 6 grade *Special Education all ages *School District Administration (SDA)  Prior to entering the field of education, I had many years of corporate world experience: Paralegal - municipal law; assistant to the vice president of marketing at an HMO; and ZBA secretary. The field of education and working with my students is my favorite!

Mrs. Peterson

I have been teaching for 25 years, 24 of them in LaGrange Middle School. Subjects and grades taught: 6th grade ELA, 6th grade Math, 6th, 7th and 8th grade remedial math; 6th and 7th grade social studies; 5th grade all subjects; 8th grade summer school math; and summer school resource room special education teacher.
The quickest way to reach me is to email:  speterson@acsdny.org


On reading and writing:

When we read literature, we learn to understand how and why people act the way they do, about ourselves, about the world through stories of others, and to empathize. We often make decisions about our own actions based on the new knowledge we gain when we read. Writing improves communication skills, creative thinking, and creativity.  It helps the writer express ideas, beliefs, and personality. Writing helps the writer learn more about himself and others.

Better readers make better writers; better writers make better readers.

 "People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."  Maya Angelou