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Dr. Sherryl Moore-Ollie
PREPARE-PERSIST-PERFECT

Welcome Back Penn Family!  I am so excited to welcome you to what promises to be the BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER!  We have some new family members this school year as well as a couple of changes to our organizational staff.  Dr. Louis Lane is our new middle school math teacher, his homeroom is 206, and Ms. Philomena Zitzer is our new primary special education teacher, her homeroom is 106, so stop by and give each of them a warm welcome to Penn School.  We also have a new social worker (Annika Tillman), as well as a new speech pathologist (Tani Maitia) who will be providing our children with much needed services as they find their way through elementary school.  Ms. Tillman will be with us FIVE DAYS per week, which I am ecstatic about!

Other changes this school year, Ms. Pearson, our Penntastic 3rd grade teacher, will be part of the middle school team teaching Reading and Writing (homeroom 7th Grade, Rm. 212), and Mr. Johnson has moved to the intermediate team teaching 5th Grade (Homeroom 208).

We sadly say farewell and best wishes to Ms. Tonia Flowers, Ms. Ethel Brown, and Ms. Katherine Smith who all retired this school year.  I still can’t believe they are gone on permanent vacation.

We welcome back our community partners, 21st Century-Family Focus, Ravinia Music, and our sister school, Prospect Elementary!  Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding we have lost our partnership with Turning the Page, which we were awarded a few years ago through Stean’s Family Foundation.  We will miss the awesome learning they provided to our parents and their children after school.

Penn is a Level 1+ school thanks to a community of parents, partnerships, and educators who want the best for our children.  Let’s make it a GREAT year!!!

Your Forever Faithful Principal,
Dr. Sherryl Moore-Ollie

Penn has a new website for school uniforms.  Visit www.SchoolBasics.com, click "find your school" and enter code:WPMS for grades 6-8 or WPES for grades K-5th or click on one of the links below.