Peggy Aime, of Prairieville, a retired educator, was recently named recipient of the 2014 Name of Fame award by the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association during its statewide fall meeting Oct. 28 in Baton Rouge, a news release from LRTA said.
Aime began her teaching career in language arts and taught grades four through eight at Gonzales Middle School and at Prairieville Middle School. She also served as a language arts helping teacher for the school system. Aime then was appointed to the positions of assistant principal at Prairieville Elementary School and principal at St. Amant Middle School, the position she held when she retired in 1995.
Two years after retirement, Aime became a trainer and mentor for people seeking alternative teaching certificates through the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators. She worked with teachers from 1998 through 2008.
Aime served as the unit president of the Ascension Retired Teachers Association for 10 years, from 1998 through 2008. She continues to serve as the unit’s membership chairwoman, a responsibility she accepted in 1997. Aime has served as parish legislative member from 1997 to the present and has served on parish committees to rewrite the unit and District IV constitution and bylaws.
Aime served on District IV’s executive board from 2000-08; as president of the district from 2006-08; as district past president from 2008-10; and presently serves as consultant to the district president and as a Legislative Committee member.
She is a lifetime member of LRTA, serving as District IV representative on the LRTA executive board; serving as a member of the original Association Member Benefits Advisors formation committee; serving as a member of the committee that created “Vision for the Future,” the five-year strategic plan for LRTA; serving on LRTA’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee; and serving as chairwoman of the LRTA Hurricane Assistance Fund for retired educators impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Aime has donated quilts and wreaths to the LRTA Foundation for drawings and silent auctions. In recognition of her generosity, she was selected by the LRTA Foundation as its Leadership Award recipient, bestowed upon her at LRTA’s 2013 spring meeting.
The LRTA is a nonprofit membership organization that serves as the voice of the retired education community and represents interests of its members by monitoring, protecting and improving the benefits needed to secure dignity, independence and overall quality of life, the release said.