Teacher Backgrounds

Our Head Teacher, Peggy Lawrence, has 38 years of teaching experience. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Purdue University and has completed 36 hours in elementary education. Peggy was a participant in the Project Literacy Showcase at Purdue Calumet and a presenter at the Northwest Indiana Early Childhood Conference in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Ms. Lawrence’s goal for Sandpiper is for the children to become independent, self confident, inquisitive learners. She wants every child to leave school happy, wanting to come back.

Our two day teacher, Liz Yost, has been working with children since she was in middle school!   Liz has a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Purdue University.  Since graduating in 2002, Liz has taught special education at the elementary and middle school levels and is also a Children's Ministry coordinator for her church.  Liz's love for seeing kids learn and grow has lead to her to Sandpiper.  She is passionate about helping all kids feel successful and proud of their achievements by using a variety of methods to include all learning styles.  She loves making learning fun and exciting!