Photo courtesy Peggy Strobbe
Mrs. Peggy Strobbe is retiring after 21 years in education, all in Cascade.
After graduating from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1970 with a major in home economics and a minor in physical education and health, Mrs Strobbe moved around the state with her husband, Bill, a ranch manager. Because they sometimes lived over 50 miles from the nearest town, Strobbe wasn’t able to use her degree until much later.
Strobbe and her family moved to Cascade in 1985, and three of her four children graduated from Cascade High School.
From 1993-1998, worked at the school as a substitute, teacher’s aide, study hall monitor, Great Books reading instructor. She also coached volleyball with former teacher, Ann Sukut.
During that time, Strobbe went back to college and earned a degree in elementary education.
In the fall of 1998, Strobbe was hired to teach junior high social studies and English. She even filled in for P.E. and reading classes. She started teaching Family and Consumer Science after Sue Belote retired, and she attended Johnson and Wales Culinary School for teachers and was certified to teach culinary classes for the 2010-2011 school year.
As Cascade’s culinary teacher, Strobbe increased the number of offerings from one to tow, joined the ProStart National Restaurant Association, and took teams to baking competitions. Her students won first place for the bread competition in 2015, second place for cakes in 2016, and third place for management in 2017.
“I have enjoyed my time teaching here in Cascade,” said Strobbe. “It is sad to see our enrollment drop, but that seems to be state wide. I will miss seeing the students every day, but will be back as a substitute and probably a bus driver.”
Good luck, Mrs. Strobbe! You will be missed.