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BS Elementary Education MA Elementary Education K-12 Reading Specialist

Mrs. Penny Gentry

Welcome to 5th grade at Southwest Elementary School! I am proud to say this is my 19th year teaching and my 11th year as part of the SWE Family! Let me just say how very excited I am to have each one of your children in my classroom.

This year I teach your student Language Arts and Social Studies. My classroom number is 807. It is located on the main hall past the library and cafeteria, at the very end of the hallway. In addition to serving as your child's classroom teacher, I am also the Site Coordinator for SWE's A.V.I.D. program and the current 5th Grade Chairperson.

A little about myself: I am from New Bern, North Carolina. I have been married for 37 years and have three wonderful children. My daughter Virginia is the oldest. She lives n Gig Harbor, Washington not too far from Seattle. My oldest son, Gregory lives near Shreveport, Louisiana. My youngest son, Alexander lives in Greenville, North Carolina near East Carolina University which is the Alma Mater for both me and my husband. My husband Garry is a local businessman, who is also a former teacher and coach. We have EIGHT Grandchildren.