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  • Madisonville Elementary hopes that everyone has a wonderful and safe summer vacation. The 2018-2019 school year begins August 9th for students. Please check the main page of the school website for the most current information. We look forward to another fabulous year in 1st grade! 

    Hello! My name is Gina Penn, and I have been teaching 1st grade for 13 years. This is my tenth 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.