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Elizabeth Penland

Elizabeth Penland

K-2nd EC Teacher


Hello! I am Mrs. Penland and I have been teaching EC at Shining Rock for 3 years. I teach EC for grades kindergarten through second grade. I am also the middle and high school soccer coach and have been since starting at SRCA in 2020. I received my Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I received my Master's degree from Western Carolina University in Adapted Curriculum Special Education. Before moving away for college I lived in Waynesville, NC. After graduating from East Carolina University I was excited to move back home to the mountains. I now live in Clyde with my husband and two dogs.

"Fair isn't everyone getting the same thing, fair is everyone getting what they need to be successful." I work with the general education teachers and my student's families to ensure that my students are getting what they need to be successful academically and socially.