Degrees and Certifications:
BS Sports Management from Elon University
Mrs. Joanna Penission
Hello Tiger students and families! My name is Joanna Penission and I am thrilled to be teaching English 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 spent several years at MPES and am happy to be in my second year 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!
Click here to view the English I Curriculum.
Daily Schedule. Remind Codes
1st Block: English 1 1st Period: @98cd9k
2nd Block: English 1 2nd Period: @7eg4g42
3rd Block: Planning
4th Block: English 1 4th Period: @88ga2e
Advisory/Homeroom Homeroom: @a3kba7
Click on the course link to view the Canvas page.
Tiger Time Club
I am happy to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes by hosting the organization's student leaders on Thursdays.
Week at a Glance (10/31 - 11/4)
Halloween Writing Warm-Up
"Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?"
"Animal Farm" Chapter 7
Tuesday Brain Teasers
Chapters 6 & 7 Discussion Questions
Central Idea and Theme Practice - "Dear Basketball".
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day
Chapter 8 - "Animal Farm"
A Closer Look at Minimus' Poem
Chapter 9 "Animal Farm"
"It's No One's Fault When it's Everyone's Fault"
"Animal Farm" Chapter 10
Independent Reading and 54321 Due