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Mrs. Gail Irvin, ESL

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Mrs. Gail Irvin, ESL

Gail Irvin is the ESL teacher at Penny Road Elementary. Gail grew up in the Washington D.C. area and began her teaching career in Maryland. She holds an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and a graduate degree from Florida State University. She enjoys running, hiking, skiing, watching her boys play sports, reading and spending time with family and friends. She lives close to the school with her husband, two sons and her dog, Sadie.

Mrs. Renee Puckett, Intervention Teacher & Literacy Coach

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Mrs. Renee Puckett, Intervention Teacher & Literacy Coach

Renee Puckett is in her 12th year at Penny Road. This is her third year as a full time Intervention Teacher and Instructional Coach. Renee has previous taught Kindergarten for 9 nine years at Penny Road. She grew up in Central Illinois and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2006 with a Bachelors in Science degree in Elementary Education. Renee and her husband moved to Durham, NC in 2006 so her husband could attend Duke University for graduate school. Renee graduated from Meredith College with a Masters in Reading Education in 2010. In 2011, Renee and her husband added to their family with their son Nolan, who is in 1st Grade this year at Penny Road!  Mrs. Puckett loves watching Duke football and Duke basketball, crafting, reading, and traveling to the Midwest to visit family.

Mrs. Lisa Grove, Instructional Facilitator

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Mrs. Lisa Grove, Instructional Facilitator

 

My name is Lisa Grove and I have taught in Wake County since 2005. I have held many positions including: Instructional Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Instructional Coach, Intervention Teacher, Mentor Coordinator, and Testing Coordinator. I was also a district trainer for two different reading programs.

I grew up in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (a little coal mining town in the Poconos), graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in special education in 2005, and earned my reading specialist certification in 2013.   

I love reading, watching sports (go Phillies, Patriots, Panthers, and PSU!), and traveling to the Caribbean and Europe.   

I live in Cary with my husband, Josh, a graphic designer.