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Peggy Parish

USA flag (1927 - 1988)
Aunt of Herman Parish

Peggy Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina on July 14, 1927. She developed a love for reading at an early age and, even as a child, enjoyed writing very much. She attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

At the time of her graduation, not many people were becoming teachers. While visiting her brother in Kentucky, Peggy was persuaded to enter the teaching profession. After teaching creative dancing to young children, she moved to Oklahoma and taught third grade in the Panhandle, in addition to teaching dance and producing community shows.

 In addition to writing books, Peggy did television pieces on preschool education and children's books, wrote book review columns and led a number of in-service training workshops for teachers.