Peggy Glass Paxton


Peggy Glass Paxton joined the COV Board of Directors in April 2017 where she worked primarily with the Governance Committee, overseeing the organization’s By-Laws and Articles. In her current capacity as a Director, she serves on the Development Committee, assisting with Board/Donor appreciation activities. 


For more than 20 years, Peggy worked as a Speech Language Pathologist serving on school-wide teams to identify students that were struggling in the school environment for various reasons. 


“Placement in the COV program was a coveted spot for these students,” Peggy added. “I was able to see first hand the increased interest in school/academics and overall self-confidence inspired by the staff and volunteers at COV.”


Peggy received her B.A. in Communication Disorders from Washington State University and her M.A. in Speech, Language and Hearing from Western Washington University. She also maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Throughout her professional year, Peggy has seemingly focused on the special needs of children and women, having worked at a women’s health facility as well as the public school setting. 


Now retired, Peggy lives a beautiful and fulfilling life with her husband of 40 years, Brian Paxton. She has two sons, Alec and Matt; a daughter-in-law, Alysia; and a wonderful granddaughter, Abigail, with another granddaughter on the way. In her free-time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, being in nature, and spending quality time with friends and family.


As she grows older (and wiser!), Peggy acknowledges the importance of embracing those we meet throughout our lifetime, including those who challenge us. She hopes to be one of “those people” for a child; someone who touches their hearts and makes a lasting, positive impact.


“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn, and we are lead to those who help us grow, if we let them, and we help them in return.” -Steven Schwartz (Wicked, the Musical)

Together, we can make a difference.

Since 2006, Children of the Valley has been at the forefront of local efforts to ensure that children in need are given equal opportunity to learn, feel supported, and thrive in all aspects of their young lives. We believe that every action taken on behalf of these children – positive word-of-mouth, donation, sponsorship, or volunteer hours – starts a ripple of change that reaches far and wide. It is our goal to positively impact the lives of the children and families we serve, creating a better future for us all.