Peggy Breidenbach was presented with the November 2012 Distinguished Service award at the Nov. 26, 2012 Board of Education meeting. Peggy began working for the Ladue School District in July of 2006 as the Curriculum and Instruction Secretary at the Administrative Center.
Peggy considers St. Louis her hometown and can therefore answer the all-important St. Louis question of “Where did you go to high school?” with “Lindbergh High School!” She and her husband, Michael, have been married for 37 years and have a daughter, Sarah and a four-year-old grandson, Ethan.
When new families enroll their child in Ladue Middle School, Peggy is the first contact parents have with the Ladue School District and the district is very proud of that. She is welcoming, kind and helpful as she takes new families through all the paperwork involved in switching school districts, walking them through step-by-step, patiently answering questions and making sure they know what the next steps are.
Parents are often a little concerned about leaving their children with complete strangers while the students take their placement tests. However, Peggy allays these fears as well, making sure she has the parents’ or guardians’ phone numbers and keeping them posted as the students proceed through the testing process. In the end… Parents and students who walk in nervous and apprehensive, leave feeling confident in the school and in their ability to successfully navigate the daunting process of being “new.”
As noted by Ladue Middle School Principal Vicki VanLaere, “Peggy’s service to the school, parents, and students is invaluable and we are fortunate to have such an outstanding person on our team.”