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  • 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.