Peggy McNash

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Upper School
Academic Dean, Administration - Upper School, Dean's Office
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B.A., Milligan College
M.A.T., Georgia State University
E.E. Ford, The Brain and Education Cohort

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"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first." – Mark Twain
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About Peggy McNash

Peggy Dyer McNash attended Woodward Academy in grades 10-12 and was part of a pilot dual enrollment program with Georgia State University in 1973. She spent three years at Milligan College where she had a double major in English and history, worked as a grader in the Humanities Department, and student taught in a Johnson City, Tennessee middle school. Mrs. McNash worked at Woodward every summer throughout college and while she pursued a graduate degree in 1976-1977 at Georgia State University. From November 1976 to March 1977, she worked as a long-term substitute in the Upper School English Department.

She joined that department in the Fall of 1977 and taught primarily 10th and 11th grades; she became department chair in 1990 and Academic Dean of the Upper School in 2014. In her years at Woodward, Mrs. McNash sponsored debate and student publications and the Junior Civitan Club. She served on the Discipline Board as a teacher representative. She has served on numerous SACS visitation teams and has presented at GISA, GAIS, Freshman Student Success in Writing (Georgia Southern University), GCTE, and DKG SE Regional Conferences. Her two children are graduates in the classes of 2005 and 2006.