Picture courtesy of Orange Review
The Orange County Education Foundation (OCEF) honored longtime music teacher Judy Peterson with its lifetime contribution award at its August 25, 2019 Celebration of Education at The Pavilion at Lakeland Farm on Route 15 in Orange. The occasion doubles as a fundraiser for the foundation, which provides scholarships for local students and grants for local teachers.
In introducing Peterson, Orange County Public Schools’ Director of Elementary Education Judy Anderson spoke of the lifelong impact Peterson—a fellow “Judy”—had on her as a student, fellow teacher, principal and administrator. She spoke of Peterson’s “greatness of spirit,” and said the 36-year teacher made learning exciting and inviting.