Phone: 704-260-6690


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)

Monday 10/31

Halloween Writing Warm-Up

"Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?"

"Animal Farm" Chapter 7

Tuesday 11/1

Tuesday Brain Teasers

Chapters 6 & 7 Discussion Questions

Central Idea and Theme Practice - "Dear Basketball".

Wednesday 11/2

Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

Chapter 8 - "Animal Farm"

A Closer Look at Minimus' Poem

Thursday 11/3

Chapter 9 "Animal Farm"

"It's No One's Fault When it's Everyone's Fault"

Friday 11/4

"Animal Farm" Chapter 10

Independent Reading and 54321 Due