Margaret Schneller Fletcher, 1934
B.A., Denison University
M.Ed., Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
Citation awarded June, 1994
After receiving her Master’s in Education and Administration from Northwestern University, Peg embarked in a lifelong career as a math and physical education teacher and later as a principal of the Whittier Elementary School. Peg retired in 1975 but became intensively involved in her community.
Peg has been president of the League of Women Voters, where she was involved in the 1977 “Court Watch” program and because of her efforts was awarded the Liberty Bell Award from McHenry County for outstanding contribution to the judicial system.
While Peg was president of the League, she was influential in the establishment of the Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) Program for the homeless through local churches. In addition she was involved with the McHenry County External Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled, and also was a volunteer with FISH, a group of volunteers who provided transportation for the elderly and disabled.
Peg currently is helping tutor students preparing for the G.E.D.s, and continues to spend a great deal of time recycling for the McHenry County defenders, the Award Winning Environmental organization.
She received the 1994 Volunteer of The Year Award from McHenry County College for her math tutoring for G.E.D. students.
Peg, a widow, lives in Cary, Illinois and has two sons.