Hello! My name is Gina Penn, and I have been teaching 1st grade for 12 years. This is my ninth year at Madisonville Elementary. I love teaching first grade, and I especially love watching children's love of reading grow!
I received my Bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech, and I completed my Master's degree from LSU. I have attended numerous professional developement for guided reading, writing, and math. I continue to look for new strategies and teaching techniques so that I may meet the needs of my wide variety of students.
This is a "big" year in terms of gaining independence in reading and math, so it is incredibly rewarding to see the kids progress in so many ways.