Peg Pennepacker has been a high school athletic director for 21 years and has served as a teacher/athletic director, assistant principal/athletic director and a fulltime athletic director. She has been in public education for 31 years beginning as a health and physical education teacher before moving into school and athletic administration. She is currently the athletic director in the State College Area School District, State College, PA.
As an NIAAA Leadership Training Course National Faculty member, Peg has presented numerous clinics and sessions in the professional development program as the Title IX national chairperson. This includes presenting workshops at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Director’s Association Summer Academies, workshops at the annual PSADA conference as well as Sport Law workshops in conjunction with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. As a NIAAA national faculty member and the Title IX course chairperson, she has traveled around the country teaching the LTC 506 course as well as the two other sports law courses developed by NIAAA.
Additionally, she serves on the PSADA Executive Council as the Title IX consultant, and the PSADA Professional Development Committee.
In March of 2007, Peg was an invited presenter at the “Girls and Women Rock: Celebrating 35 Years of Sport and Title IX Academic and Legal Conference” in Cleveland which featured keynote speakers Billie Jean King, Birch Bayh, Bernice Sandler and Marcia Greenberger.
In December 2007, Peg was awarded the NIAAA Distinguished Service Award at the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Peg has spent the past decade working with the state athletic director’s association, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association educating athletic directors and school district personnel about Title IX law at the high school and junior high school levels. She continues to advocate for high school reporting for all school districts and stronger enforcement of the law at the grassroots level.