Peggy Hamerly


  • I have taught in public and private middle and high schools on the East (Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania) and West Coasts (California).
  • Private Tutoring and home schooling - all grade levels
  • Accent reduction and diction for ESL students
  • Home/Hospital Tutor in Alternative Programs for the Poway Unified School District  (2002 - Present)
  • English Language Development Impact Teacher for 3 years at Mesa Verde Middle School in
  • Poway Unified School District (tutored international students who were learning English, modified curriculum for them)
  • Private Piano Teacher since 1985
  • Musical Theater - have been the musical director for Extreme Broadway (high school and junior high theater arts) since 2003.
  • Writer - have written over 20 short skits and dramas as well as numerous song lyrics for several local musicians
  • Diversity - I have an international family.  Three of my children are from Korea.  I have also hosted over 20 international students from many different countries.  I love traveling and learning about different cultures and trying new foods.


  • California Clear Single Subject Credential - French and Russian
  • CLAD - ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • New York Permanent Credential - French and Russian
  • Massachusetts Permanent Credential - French and Russian

Professional Organization Memberships: 

  • ACTFL  (American Council on  the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • ISTE  (International Society for Technology in Education)
  • CATESOL (California
  • Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Education (Ed. M.)  from Boston University with a concentration in French Language and Linguistics
  • CLAD Certificate (Cross Cultural Language and Development)
  • 24 Units in TESL from University of California at San Diego Extension
  • Additional coursework at California State University at San Marcos

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