Marsha Peppas, music teacher at Newton Elementary, was born in Fort Worth, Texas and has resided in Texas most of her life. She has studied music at Lamar University, Eastern New Mexico University and University of Texas Permian Basin. She has performed on stage and television since she was six years old. The highlight of her performance career was performing the lead in "Madame Butterfly" when she was nineteen years old. She has been teaching elementary music for fifteen years and has taught middle school and high school music as well.