Degrees and Certifications:
Hofstra University Master of Reading
Ms. Penny is a founding member of the Banks staff! In her over 30 years in the field of education, Ms. Penny has taught Pre-K, elementary grades, middle grades, and has been a Principal. She knows that teaching has made her a better person, parent, and friend, and loves continuing to learn more with each year. She is tahnkful for the fabulous teachers she works with. For her, the most important aspect of teaching is having strong relationships with her students. According to Ms. Penny, "They need to know I care for them, support them, and believe in them. I love to learn about them and have conversations about their life outside of this building."
Ms. Penny is married to a retired NYPD Sergeant and they have two children, Tucker and Claudia, who both attend Middle Creek High School. The Pennys are a tight-knit family who are "forever on a field, court, or track." She loves to read (especially Harry Potter), work in her garden, and cook. Her specialties are chili, spaghetti sauce, mac and cheese, and brownies!