Room 215: Mrs. Peg Olsen
I am very grateful to become a full time staff member at Mary, Seat of Wisdom. I love interacting with students and watching them grow physically, emotionally and become the best students they can be! In my classroom, humor is a large component. When we learn to laugh at ourselves we become more accepting of people around us.
Background and Education
I grew up in Elk Grove Village and attended Elk Grove High School. I received a B.S. in Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I also have an area of concentration in social sciences.
Years of Teaching Experience
I began at MSW as a substitute for the 2008-2009 school year. That gave me a great opportunity to get to know many of the MSW students. in 2009-2010 I taught fourth grade. I then was moved to 6th grade to be part of the Junior High Team where I taught Composition, Literature, Science and Social Studies. This year is my first in 5th grade. I am teaching Literature, Composition, Social Studies and Math. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead!
Additional Activities at MSW
I am looking forward to helping the students at MSW in any capacity. I enjoyed working the lock-in and ice cream social and helping on several faculty committees. I also coach the MSW Softball team. GO HAWKS!
Hobbies and Interests
I have been married to my husband, Doug for over 36 years. We have three grown children, Maren, Derek and Ryan and their spouses, Scott, Ashley and Sherri. I have a grandson and a granddaughter and will be adding another grandson in January of 2014! Next to my family and students, my greatest passion is coaching youth athletics. I have coached for over 25 years. I currently founded the travel softball program out of Elk Grove Village and coach a 16U travel team. We spend the summers traveling to several states and playing 60 plus games!