Volunteer of the Month

Mrs. Shannon Peugh

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Mrs. Shannon Peugh

Powerful volunteers can transform a school. Through their tireless efforts, student progress can be made, and goals met and even surpassed, with greater ease. 

Today we are here to celebrate the dedication of one such volunteer. Ms. Shannon Peugh, the Board of Education is thrilled to honor you as our December 2018 Volunteer of the Month. 

Ms. Peugh has volunteered at Mayo Elementary School for a little over five years, starting when her eldest child began kindergarten. The time and dedication she has given the school has helped to make Mayo Elementary a great place to learn. 

Closing in on nearly 1,000 hours of volunteer service, she is truly worthy of this honor.  According to Kindergarten teacher Suzanne Jones, she has taken on a myriad of tasks “from secretarial duties in the office, to organizing the reading closets, keeping Fountas and Pinnell record sheets copied and prepared for each testing window, to general everyday help.” Ms. Jones went on to commend Ms. Peugh by stating that she “values teachers and education and wants to do her best to help her children, other students and the school grow and succeed.”  

Principal Kathleen Fitzgerald remarked that “she is always willing to help at a moment’s notice no matter what the task”; and went on the express how happy she was that Ms. Peugh “took on the challenge of helping in the school office when one of [the] secretaries was out on medical leave.” 

School Librarian Julie Priebe noted that she has volunteered to help with the Chessie Book Club every year, and that this school year “she signed up for every day!”  She mentioned that she also helps with the Scholastic Book Fair and says, “I couldn’t have done the fairs without her help.” 

Her dedication is not limited to the classroom.  She has also been involved in, and held many positions, including president, on the school PTO and has been largely involved in school fundraising efforts.  When it comes to volunteering, Ms. Peugh doesn’t just give her own time, she also helps to recruit new volunteers. According to the Reading Teacher, Nancy Hack-Behringer, she “effectively encourages, involves and engages families and community members to volunteer at [the] school.” 

Ms. Peugh, you are an invaluable resource to both Mayo Elementary and the Anne Arundel County Public Schools community, and we are truly grateful for your years of service as a volunteer.