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Josie and Phil Peterman

Courtesy of Josie Peterman
Phil has been teaching at the school for 23 years and Josie has been for 22.

Josie and Phil Peterman met at D.S. Keith Junior High School.


J. Peterman said, “It was my first year teaching. We worked in the same building, but we didn’t actually meet at school. We did the ski club together!”


P. Peterman said it’s pretty cool because we have similar interests and similar backgrounds.


Just like many other teacher couples, Josie and Phil work on different floors.


P. Peterman said, “We come to work everyday together, but we’re on different floors, so we don’t see each other, but we walk in and walk out together.”


J. Peterman doesn’t think that working with her husband affects her work ethic. She feels like the students have some thoughts about it though.


“I think they like knowing that, if he’ll come in and bring something to my room, that he’s my husband,” J. Peterman said.


P. Peterman thinks similarly, too.


“I think it helps, you know, become more relatable to the students. They see two adults that have a good marriage and a good life together!” P. Peterman said.


Many pros appear with Phil and Josie’s work-relationship life.


“An upside is both of us having summer off together,” said P. Peterman.


J. Peterman said I’d say it’s nice because if I would forget something at home like my computer, I could call him and ask to borrow his computer.


The Petermans think that there are zero downsides to working together.


“I think if either one of us was moved to a different school for any reason, I think it would be an adjustment because it’s nice to have him here,” said J. Peterman.


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