Degrees and Certifications:

BS Sports Management from Elon University

Mrs. Joanna Penission

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Hello Tiger students and families!  My name is Joanna Penission and I am thrilled to be teaching English I this year.  I grew up outside of Winston-Salem, NC and am a 1997 graduate of Elon University.  My career began in professional sports, working with The Miami Dolphins, The Florida Marlins, The Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis Colts.   After starting a family, I changed careers and have been working in education for almost 10 years now.  I've spent the last several years at MPES and am happy to see familiar faces here at MPHS.  I love living and working in the Mount Pleasant community with my husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats.  In my off time I enjoy reading, attending my kids' various games, meets and activities, as well as spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains.  Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you have.  I'm looking forward to working with each of you!


Daily Schedule

1st Block        Planning Period

2nd Block       English I Honors TEAMS MEETING LINK here

3rd Block        English I TEAMS MEETING LINK here

4th Block        English I  TEAMS MEETING LINK here


Remind Codes

2nd Period      @6243kc

3rd Period      @9h8e86g

4th Period      @hd68bgd


Week at a Glance (5/16 - 5/20)

Monday 5/16

  • Must Know Monday - Social Media Grammar Edit
  • CFA - RL.5-6
  • "Love Story" - The Song of Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday 5/17 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher workday

Wednesday 5/18

  • Context Clues Bell Ringer
  • "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost
  • Independent Reading Time
  • Senior Walk 10:00am (ish)

Thursday 5/19

  • Brain Teaser Warm-Up
  • "Hope is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickinson
  • Inference practice

Friday 5/20

  • Context clues bell ringer
  • Non-Fiction review
  • Senior Awards 8:00am