Ms. Peterson has been teaching music for 40 years, and has been at Peter Kirk since 1995. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, and earned her B.A. in music at Humboldt State University and her M.Ed. in education at Seattle Pacific University. She taught in Bend, Oregon and Seattle before coming to Lake Washington School District in 1987. She has a special fondness for singing, having sung in choirs and bands in addition to teaching. Ms. Peterson loves kids and making music, so feels she found the career that was right for her.

Teaching music alongside Ms. Peterson is Ron Maier and Megan Ollenberger.