Meet Coach Peterson

  • Coach Peterson

    I was born and raised in Ben Hill County. I live in my grandparents' house that sits on their farm which has been in our family since 1929. I graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1983. I married George Peterson in August 12, 1983. I was a stay at home mom and housewife for 13 years before I started working in education. George and I have 4 children: Kris, Drew, Big Chris and Ellie. I have 3 grandhchildren(Bella "BE", Bray "Bubba" and Brielle "Elle"). I also have a daughter-in-law, Becky, who is married to Big Chris. All 4 of my chidren are graduates of Fitzgerald High School.

    I enjoy spending time with my children, granddaughter and daughter-in-law. I love being outside. Some of my favorite outdoor activities are mud bogging, riding four-wheelers and motorcycles, going deer hunting and fishing. I enjoy going to amusement parks to ride the fastest and craziest rides they have. Every year my children and I go on vacation to the place we call, "Our Peace of Heaven On Earth" which is Mexico Beach, Florida.

    I would much rather play sports than watch sports on tv. I was a coach through the DLS for 27 years(softball, baseball, basketball). I was a 4-H Shooting Sports Coach for BB, Air Rifle and Air Pistol for 10 years. I was a Certified Aerobics Instructor for 10 years.

    I became a substiutute teacher in 1996-1999 in grades PreK - 8th grade. In 1999, I became the PE Parapro at Ben Hill Primary. While at the BHP, I also worked tutoring in Math and Language Interventions. I worked at BHP from 1999-2019. In 2019, I moved to Ben Hill Elementary as the PE/Health teacher for 3rd-5th grade.

    From 2003-2009, I attended ABAC where I receieved my Associates Degree in Physical Education.  I attended Troy University from 2009-2013. where I received my Bachelors' in Sports and Fitness Management with a Minor in Recreation. 

Daily Schedule

  • 7:00-7:15am Early Morning Duty

    7:40-8:30am 4th Grade PE/Health

    8:30-9:20am 4th Grade PE/Health

    9:20 - 10:10am 5th Grade PE/Health/4-H

    10:10-11:00am 5th Grade PE/Health/4-H

    11-11:50pm Monday(Lunch Duty), Tuesday& Wednesday(5th Grade Health) Wednesday & Thursday(PE), Friday(5th grade PE/Health/4-H)

    11:50am-12:20pm Monday-Thursday(Lunch) Friday(Lunch Duty)

    12:25-1:1:15pm 3rd Grade PE/Health(Monday-Thursday)  Lunch(Friday)

    1:15-2:05pm 3rd Grade PE/Halth

    2:05-3:30pm Planning


    Contact Coach Peterson:

    Email Coach Peterson

    School Phone:  409-5586

    School Address:  328 Lobinger Ave, Fitzgerald, GA  31750


The Value of PE . . . .

  • "Its time to value PE as a core subject in school, as it plays a critical roll in teaching students how to achieve optimal health and physical fitness, while increasing their ability to succeed academically."
    Elissa Bassler, CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute