How WE Will Lead: Peggy Savage, VP of Elementary Schools

How will Working Educators lead the PFT? Meet all 9 officer candidates for yourself, learn their vision for the future of our union, and find out why they are running for office in the 2016 PFT elections.

Here's Working Educators Candidate for Vice President of Elementary Schools, Peggy Savage:

"WE will create an environment of racial justice. I have noticed many educators being left out; older women, women of color, experienced educators, and laid-off staff. The staffing system is broken and it continues to fail our children.”


Peggy.jpgPEGGY SAVAGE is a 5th grade E.L.L. & Autistic Friendly classroom teacher in the Port Richmond section  of Philadelphia.  She has been an educator for 33 years. She is a Need Indeed first year teacher, N.A.A.C.P ACT-SO Science & Math judge, Philadelphia Writing Project Alum/ E.L.L  & Teaching Consultant , a P.F.T Political Liaison, and numerous other organizations. She is a recent recipient of the 2016 E3 Spirit of Excellence Award.  


Peggy in the news:

Examiner: Why is race important to the Caucus of Working Educators?

Philadelphia Writing Project: Students Express Themselves Through Art and Writing Projects- Boys Write Now and Girls on Fire

The Notebook: Caucus of Working Educators Reveal Slate for Union Election

The Notebook: Veteran Teachers Form a Caucus and Call for Member-Driven Teachers' Union

National Liberty Museum: Teacher as Hero Award

Badass Teachers Association: Thirteen and a Half Years a Slave

The Notebook: Veteran Teachers Reflect on Two Decades of Classroom Change

Check out our In The Press page for many more stories about Peggy and Working Educators!