Monday, August 4, 2014

Spring Branch ISD names Woodview Elementary School leader

Pamela Pennington has been named as the new principal at Woodview Elementary School. She has 28 years in education including 17 years in Spring Branch ISD as a teacher, diagnostician, instructional specialist and assistant principal.
Principal Pennington earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and special education from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in 1984. One decade later, she received her master’s degree as an educational diagnostician from the University of Houston.

In 2004, she earned Principal Certification in educational administration through a program offered by the University of St. Thomas in Houston. 
She taught for eight years in Houston ISD schools, then served three years as an educational diagnostician in Aldine ISD before joining the staff at Wilchester Elementary in 1997 as a resource teacher. Beginning in 2004, she served for four years as an educational diagnostician at Spring Branch Middle and Meadow Wood Elementary schools. For the past four years, she was assistant principal at Bunker Hill Elementary.
“In my career, I have worked with children from the ages of 3 through 21, and I truly enjoy every age. I believe in teaching the whole child with love and high expectations. No matter the circumstance, a child comes to school with the desire to learn and be successful. It is my job, our job, to make that happen,” Principal Pennington says.
“My professional goal is to lead the hard working and passionate staff at Woodview with vigor, pride, consistency and positive energy,” she also says. “Teaching is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and I strive to be a source of personal and professional encouragement and optimism.”
“I want us to work together, to pool our resources and expertise to help each other grow, learn and become even better than we are today. I want the children of Woodview to know how capable and amazing they are. I want the parents to know that every single child on our campus is important, and not just to me, but to every single employee he or she interacts with every day,” Principal Pennington adds.
Woodview Elementary School’s entire leadership, faculty and staff are committed to working together to assure that every student is well equipped with the academic and life skills to meet the district’s key goal known as Spring Branch T-2-4.
The T-2-4 goal calls for all our students to successfully complete some form of higher education after graduation – military training, technical certification, or a two-year or four-year college degree.
Principal Pennington holds state certifications in Principal (Grades EC-12). Educational Diagnostician (Grades PK-12), Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8), and Mentally Retarded (Grades PK-12).
At home, Principal Pennington and her husband of 25 years are the parents of two sons, and the family includes two pet Labradors. Her hobbies and interests include gardening, jogging, cooking and boating.
She replaces Principal Neda Scanlan, who retired recently.


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