Peggy Gray, our Teacher of the Year, began teaching Kindergarten here at Holy Trinity Parish School in 2001, and after 20 years, she still teaches Kindergarteners today! This is her 29th
year teaching in the Archdiocese of Louisville, as she previously taught at St. Raphael. She is married to Willie (also for 29 years) and the proud mom of Jacob and Zachary.
Mrs. Gray’s favorite traditions at HT are the annual field trips in Kindergarten that every student can recall during their time in K classrooms – visiting the pumpkin patch, going bowling for the 100th
day of school, and watching horses run and learning about Louisville traditions at the Derby Museum in May. Another favorite of hers is the annual Nativity Kindergarten group photos - we know if you're the parent of a current student or Lifetime Eagle, you're now going back to try to find that photo to say, "Awe, remember back then!". She also especially loves the tradition of Friday Dance Parties in KG! Many of our students and graduates can credit her for the basic building blocks of their continued learning - letters, reading, numbers, counting and skip counting, prayers, school routines, and so much more! Mrs. Gray loves all of our students and is always excited to reconnect with visiting graduates and older siblings on family days/nights at school, such as conferences, Book Fair, graduation, and other special occasions. As so many of us have heard, “Once a KG kid, always a KG kid!”
She recently shared her favorite aspect of teaching some of our youngest students, “I love teaching the little learners. They are like sponges just eager to learn! Every day is a new day and everyone comes to school with a smile. In Kindergarten, we build lasting relationships with students and parents that long surpass their Kindergarten year.”
Upon receiving this honor, Mrs. Gray shared, “I very much appreciate being given this honor. We all know it takes more than a teacher in the classroom for our students to be successful. In my time at HT, I have been fortunate to work with wonderful instructional assistants - Jeanie Deskins, Anne Helm, and currently Stacey Campisano. KG could not achieve what we do daily without them. I love the HT community, both the educators and parents – they’re so loving, generous, and kind, really like family to me!”
Congratulations and thank you again, Mrs. Peggy Gray, for all you do for our Holy Trinity school family. We’re glad you’re part of our Catholic School!