Peggy  Carlisle

ExCEL, 3rd & 4th, Pecan Park Elementary, Jackson, Mississippi

Total years as a classroom teacher: 24


Mississippi College Masters Degree of Education 1975
University of Southern Mississippi Bachelors Degree of Science 1973

Teaching Experience

2001-present Grades 3-4, Science & Mathematics, Pecan Park Elementary, Jackson, MS
1993-2001 Grade 3, Poindexter Elementary, Jackson, MS
1981-1984 Grade 1, Northwest Rankin, Attendance Center, Brandon, MS
1973-1981 Grades 1&3, Pelahatchie, Attendance Center, Pelahatchie, MS

Special Recognition

2009 “Pecan Park Entrepreneurs” program selected as meritorious in Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education.
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award, The Turnaround Management Association
2005 National ING Unsung Hero, 1st Place Award
2005 Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers
2005 Science Screen Report Award, National Science Teachers Association
2004 Delta Education Excellence in Inquiry Award, National Science Teachers Association
2002 National Science Teacher of the Year,  National Science Teachers Association
2002 Fulbright Memorial Scholar, Japan
2002 All-USA Teacher First Team, USA Today
2001 Jackson Public School District Teacher of the Year
2000 Mississippi’s Outstanding Elementary Science Educator
1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathamatics and Science Teaching
1998 National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist
1998 Metro Jackson Outstanding Teacher


  • Peggy strives to help students realize that they have control over
    their path in life and are limited only by the size of their dreams.
  • She believes the most productive relationship between teachers and
    students is built on trust and an enthusiasm for learning – for both the
    student and the teacher.

“Mrs. Carlisle is an inspiring, creative, and compassionate teacher
who welcomes challenges and is constantly seeking unique ways to keep
children interested in learning.”

Wanda Quon, Principal

“Mrs. Carlisle makes science interesting, just walking into her room
lets you know that this is not a regular class but a learning
environment specifically arranged to get young minds thinking.  By
using many hands-on activities, she brings life to books and dusty old

Lorna Thomas, Parent of Former Student