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Phone: (828)632-2192


Degrees and Certifications:

Andrea Pennell

Andrea received a BA Degree in Elementary Education from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1996 and began her teaching career at Bethlehem Elementary.  For the next four years she taught first grade at Bethlehem and completed a Master’s Degree in Reading, as well as becoming a certified Reading Specialist.  Andrea became the Title I Reading Teacher at Ellendale Elementary School and remained in that position for the next ten years.  From 2010-2015, she returned to the classroom as a second and third grade teacher.  During this period of time, she also became licensed in English as a Second Language.  Andrea accepted the position as Instructional Facilitator at Sugar Loaf Elementary School in the summer of 2015.

Andrea resides in the Ellendale Community with her husband, Shawn, and their three daughters, Teagan, Reid, and Ori.  She enjoys time with her family, being outdoors, and raising animals.