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Ms. Courtney Penland

Welcome to 5th grade!

My name is Mrs. Penland and I’m super excited to start working with you and your family! You are officially 5th graders! I can’t wait to help you celebrate your final year in elementary while helping you and your families prepare for middle school. I am a product of Wake County Schools K-12. I completed my college degree at Meredith College. I have been teaching since 1998 and have taught 5th grade for 10 + years. It is my FAVORITE! I am thrilled to teach you all about Reading, Writing and  Social Studies. I have red curly hair, so you can consider me your own Ms. Frizzle.  I believe that communication and teamwork are the keys to success. That means I want to be your partner in the education process. Everyone is uniquely gifted and I am excited to help you learn more about your talents. We (teacher, parent, student) will work together to make this a successful year.

Get ready for a great time as we learn and grow together!

Favorite Book - Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Favorite Quote - "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try" - John F. Kennedy

Favorite Teams - FVHS golf,FVHS gymnastics, and whatever teams my students are current members:) 

Hobbies - hiking, paddle reading, movies and spending time with my family ( 2 daughters - Aynsleigh: senior at FVHS, Pyper: freshman at FVHS and my husband Danny)