Peggy Walter, Fairview Elementary School Principal, was
named by the Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals (AAESP) as
the organization’s 2012 Arkansas Elementary School Principal of the Year. The
award was presented by Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director, Arkansas
Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA). AAESP is a constituent
organization of the AAEA.
Peggy Walter has served as the principal at Fairview
Elementary School in Fort Smith, Arkansas since 1996. Prior to her appointment
as principal at Fairview, Walter served as assistant principal at Woods and
Tilles Elementary Schools, and as a Title I reading teacher at Spradling
Elementary School, all in Fort Smith. She began her teaching career as a Title
I reading teacher at Alma Middle School in Alma, Arkansas.
In 2010, Walter earned the
prestigious designation as an Arkansas Master Principal. This is a credential
acknowledged and approved by the Arkansas State Board of Education. Walter’s
motto is simply “Whatever it takes.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in
Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Elementary Education and a
specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University in
Walter is a member of the Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa, National Association of Elementary
School Principals, Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals,
Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Fort Smith
Principals Association and Fort Smith Elementary Principals Association.
She is the recipient of these additional awards: 2004-2005
Principal of the Year Finalist, 2005 Kappan of the Year, 2005, Lifetime PTA
Membership Award, and 2005 Mayor’s Good Neighbor Award.
She is a member of Goddard United Methodist
Church in Fort Smith. She and her husband, Steven, have two children, Ashley
Walter of Fort Smith and Christopher Walter of Salt Lake City, Utah.