As a Kindergarten team, we are so excited that your child is beginning their amazing journey here at Penny Road Elementary with us. During this year, our children will not only learn to read, write, and experience math in many fun ways, but they will also learn how to get along with others! We believe that as a Kindergarten team, we are establishing classroom and social habits that will foster a lifelong love of learning!
We are so excited to begin this journey with you and encourage you to be active participants at home and at school with your child’s education.
Ms. Medwar has been a proud Penny Road Panda since 2012. Her roles include; IA in the ID Mild program, IA in Kindergarten, K-1 Combo teacher, and Kindergarten teacher. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Moderate Special Needs. She is certified in NC in both Elementary Education and Birth-Kindergarten. She began her teaching career in the Boston area as a Pre-K special needs teacher and moved to NC in 1994. She enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, reading and baking. Ms. Medwar likes to visit Oak Island every summer where she volunteers with the Sea Turtle Protection Program.
Mrs. McIlmoyle has worked as an Instructional Assistant at Penny Road since 1997. She has been an Instructional Assistant for kindergarten and first-grade classes. She has a masters degree in Elementary Education from
SUNY New Paltz. Mrs. McIlmoyle loves to spend time with her grandchildren- Sofia, Enrique, and Isaac.
Mrs. Nelson graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. She has taught Kindergarten at Penny Road since 1993. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and Golden Doodle. Family trips always include a beach trip to the N.C. coast.
Mrs. Sreenivasan(Mrs.S.) was born and brought up in Sri Lanka though her parents are from India. She came to the United States in 1988.
Mrs. S. joined Penny Road in January of 2001 as a Kindergarten I.A. She has been working with Mrs. Nelson in her Kindergarten room since she started. She loves working with little kids and enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with her two daughters and husband.
Ms. Davis teaches Kindergarten at Penny Road and is originally from the small town of Lexington, North Carolina! After moving to Raleigh, she received her Bachelor's degree in Child Development with a K-6 teaching license from Meredith College. Ms. Davis loves the beach, spending time with her friends and family, and exploring new places around the city. She is very excited to be on the Kindergarten team at Penny Road and can not wait to meet her new students!
Mrs. Ross has been an Instructional Assistant at Penny Road since 1996. She has worked in Kindergarten, 1 st grade, and 2nd grade. She enjoys sewing, baking, and being with family.
Ms. Shak began teaching in 2007 and has been at Penny Road since 2020. She has taught Kindergarten and Pre K for most of her teaching career and is excited to be part of the Kindergarten team! She attended the University of Florida and loves to travel and visit new places all over the world.
Ms. Grissom graduated from NC State with a Bachelor's Degree in Horticultural Science. She enjoys earth sciences and teaching children. She was an Instructional Assistant at Rand Road Elementary in Garner for 17 and 1/2 years before coming to Penny Road Elementary. She was raised in Cary, NC, and is glad to be back in her hometown. She is an Instructional Assistant for kindergarten and thoroughly enjoys helping students to begin their educational experience.