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Mrs. Penland, Assistant Principal

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Ford is a wonderful place to be.

I am the assistant principal at Ford Elementary School. I grew up at Ford as a student attending grades 1-8. I began teaching 7th and 8th grades when Ford was a K-8 school. Then I taught 3rd and 1st grades before becoming the Title I Curriculum Coordinator and Math/Science Coach. I became the Assistant Principal at Ford during the summer of 2006. Ford is “home” for me. I truly love working with the students, parents, and teachers.

My husband, daughter, and I live in the Ford community. We attend St. James United Methodist Church, also in the Ford community. We are a close family and we enjoy doing things together. Family, church, and education are very important to us.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Winthrop University. Later, I received my Master of Education degree from Converse College. I took classes through Clemson University to add on certification in Administration and Supervision. As an educator, I am constantly trying to learn more. I have always believed that everyone can learn something new.

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