Teacher of the Year
Peggy Dunstan - 2017 Teacher of the Year
Principal Mike Dorman remarks, “I have found Ms. Dunstan to be one of the hardest working and most student-centered teachers that I have ever worked with in over 20 years in education. The students absolutely love her and her nurturing approach, and her classes are always filled. Through her credentials, we are able to offer a large number of upper-level Spanish classes.” Peggy consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to help students in any way possible, and is always ready to take on extra responsibilities if it means students will benefit. For many of our students, Ms. Dunstan is not only a teacher, but also a trusted confidant, and a school mom. She is a caring, intelligent, innovative, and extraordinary member of the Stonewall Jackson staff and Shenandoah County Public Schools. Using the latest instructional strategies and new technologies, Peggy challenges students to take risks to learn in new ways while maintaining an environment of safety, encouragement, and empathy. All who know Ms. Dunstan mention the extra work she willingly takes on. From teaching an extra class when another instructor unexpectedly left at the beginning of the school year, grading AP exams in the summer, working with the World Languages Club and Spanish National Honor Society to translating for students and parents during school enrollment, parent/teacher conferences, or during medical emergencies, Ms. Dunstan gives selflessly of her time.
So it is with great pride we announce Peggy Dunstan is Shenandoah County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.