Mrs. Sally Peterson now fills the seat of Upper School office assistant Mrs. Downs left weeks ago. It is here she now resides daily, writing out student passes and marking tardies.
Mrs. Peterson is a Minnesotan by birth. After attending Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, she earned her degree in nursing from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.
“I was the nurse manager of an eye clinic in Edina for almost nine years,” said Mrs. Peterson, before she became a stay-at-home mom.
Mrs. Peterson’s two kids both attend PA: sons Charlie, a 4th grader, and Henry, who is in preschool.
In her free time, “I play with the kids a lot,” she said. Mrs. Peterson also likes running; she raced in the Lozilu Women’s Mud Run 5K this year.
She also loves to read, naming “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert as one of her favorite books.
As she learns the rewards and challenges of the job of office assistant, Mrs. Peterson’s message to Upper School students is imploring.
“Always check in and check out on the yellow sheets!” she said, with a gesture toward the clipboard on the counter of her desk.