Petersen, Paige

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Ms. Paige Petersen

Exceptional Education


Paige Petersen


Hi! I am grateful to be a special education teacher and the Key Club Sponsor at Pinson Valley High School this year! I earned my Master's Degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and have taught for 7 years in different capacities and at different levels. I enjoy working with teenagers here at Pinson Valley.

It is my belief that all students can not only learn, but also excel! We all have special gifts and talents, and supporting students in discovering what they CAN do is my goal. Every student learns differently, but all are capable of learning. It is my challenge to support students in discovering what works best for them personally and how they can take what they have learned out of high school and succeed in the real-world. 

I believe in the importance of serving and helping others as a means of growing individually. Every person matters and can create a positive impact in the world. I believe that performing estimable acts builds self-esteem. I hope to support the students of Pinson Valley and the community by encouraging students to be the best person they can be, to develop self-respect and respect for others, and to increase their personal abilities in the process. For this reason, I also sponsor Key Club, a division of the Kiwanis International Club, which supports other organizations within our community and in the world.