In January 2007, the Oakland Elementary School and community lost a beloved friend and colleague, Carolyn B. Peddy. Carolyn was a devoted parent and teacher who for over 30 years personally and generously addressed the needs of students in the classroom and beyond. Her contribution to students included more than academics. Sometimes it was paper and pencils; other times it was shoes or coats. Whatever was lacking that would improve a student’s well being, she tried to provide.
Each year, the school honors a 5th grade student who consistently models exemplary citizenship traits. That award has been named the Carolyn Peddy Citizenship award.
Now her memory and devotion are being honored by the establishing of Carolyn’s Kid’s Fund to continue her efforts of assisting Oakland students. The fund has been established with the support of the Carroll County Public School Division, and is currently accepting contributions from those who wish to perpetuate her memory. Ongoing contributions to the funds will be a lasting tribute to Carolyn and her generosity towards students.
Tax deductable contributions are invited and can be made to:
Oakland Elementary School
4930 Pipers Gap Rd.
Galax, Va 24333
Designate your gift to Carolyn’s Kid’s Fund. All gifts will be receipted and the Peddy family will receive notice. Contact the school at (276) 236-3049 if you have any questions.
See Peddy Citizenship Award Winners here.