Peggy Wuenstel, M.S. CCC-SLP
I am Peggy Wuenstel and I am the speech/language pathologist for Washington Elementary in the Whitewater Unified School District. I received my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have completed postgraduate training in working with families, brain compatible instruction, inclusion strategies, neural-developmental treatment, and autism. My work experience includes school therapy in Wilmot, Trevor, and Eagle, Wisconsin school districts. I have also worked for the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children in Milwaukee, the Walworth County Birth to Three Program, and the UMOS Migrant Head Start program. I also do occasional private practice work. I am also currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where I teach the school methods course in Communication Science and Disorders. My special interests include language development and disorders, programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and inclusive programming for students with communication needs in the regular education classroom. I find great challenge in the students who attend Washington. I also find great support in the creative and caring teachers and staff. I am proud of the accomplishments of the boys and girls who work hard to develop their skills and share their talents with others. I also enjoy being an active member of the Washington P.A.T.T. organization, and Washington’s Resource Team. I also served on the Whitewater Early Childhood Coordinating Council, Leadership Team and Curriculum Council. I have also had the opportunity to mentor more than twenty student clinicians in speech pathology from three different Universities. Our team provides high quality evaluation and treatment services to the district’s children with speech and language concerns.You can reach me at 472-8617 or via e-mail at
This is the first time I have ever lived in the same town where I am employed as an instructor. I live nine blocks from my elementary school job and two blocks from my University office. Both of my sons received their college degrees at UW-W and are employed as professionals in their major field of study. I have two nephews who are college freshman there this year. I love the excitement of this college town, the diversity of thought, the opportunities for culture and community service, and the energy that comes from spending time with young people. I also love that the pace of life slows down here in the summer, and that we can reflect on what we have done and plan for the coming school year. I am proud of the reputation that both our school and the University have earned in providing opportunities for those with challenges to receive an education and achieve their chosen goals. Why Whitewater? It's great at work, at play and at home.