Mrs. Peeples is currently a third grade math and science teacher at Smackover Elementary School. With 37 ½ years total in teaching, 34 years have been dedicated to the Smackover-Norphlet School District. Mrs. Peeples will be retiring from the Smackover-Norphlet School District effective May 22, 2020.
Mrs. Peeples began her teaching career at the Holy Redeemer School where she taught for one semester. She then taught PE and first grade in the El Dorado School District for 2 ½ years. Mrs. Peeples stayed home with her children Heather and Matt, and then fulfilled a promise to her grandmother in getting her elementary certification. When she completed her degree, she began to volunteer at Smackover Elementary School and then was hired as a teacher where the rest is history.
She stated that she loved the maturity of third graders and their willingness to learn. For 34 years, she has taught in grades 2nd and 3rd at Smackover Elementary.
Having graduated from Smackover High School, she always wanted to give back to a school that gave so much to her. She also loved teaching math and science and the reward you get as a teacher when you see the light bulb going off in a child’s face when they “get it”. Mrs. Peeples has stated many times that she has had many wonderful years as an educator. As a leader and a positive team player, Mrs. Peeples has made a positive impact on many students and parents through the years. Her presence on the elementary campus will be missed.
Thank you Mrs. Peeples for your many years of dedication and commitment to the education world. We wish you the best as you begin your next chapter of life. May God bless you in all that you do!