President, Wisconsin Education Association Council
Peggy Wirtz-Olsen is a high school English and art teacher, a 23-year educator, and a member of the Marshfield Teachers Association. Prior to teaching in Marshfield, she taught art in Iola-Scandinavia and English and photography in the Port Washington-Saukville School District. Peggy mentored student leaders as a high school Student Council advisor and as an Art Club advisor.
She previously served as the Wisconsin Education Association Council vice president, president of WEAC Region 2 in Central and Northern Wisconsin and served as the membership chairperson of the Marshfield Teachers Association. She also served as the president, vice president, secretary, and chief negotiator of the Port Washington-Saukville Education Association and as president of the Iola-Scandinavia Education Association. Wirtz-Olsen has been a delegate to the National Education Association Representative Assembly for the past 10 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her master’s degree from Concordia University.