Peggy is an author and teacher who believes that confidence is the key to clear and authoritative writing. She instills the love of writing in the most reluctant writers, and she challenges and develops the versatility of writers who are eager and enthusiastic. With strategies that use fine art and literature, Peggy helps students of all ages to trust their own power of interpretation, perception and expression. Peggy also teaches ESOL to adults, published an article to SABES magazine on teaching conversation without textbooks and presented her original curriculum at ESOL professional development workshops. Peggy has also presented her philosophy and approach to teaching writing at in-service workshops for Andover middle and high school teachers and at education conferences. She has taught writing as a classroom teacher and tutor to grades five through eight, as a tutor and guest author to high school students, and to graduate, undergraduates,non-native speakers and lifelong learners.
Peggy is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories. She is also the editor of two anthologies and has published non-fiction in the Boston Globe Magazine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Peggy was named a 2005 Literacy Champion by the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation for her work in Arts and Healing and in community arts education, and has won state grants, awards, and fellowships for her writing and teaching.
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