Mrs. Becci Penker

Teacher

Year Started:
2011

Experience:
4 years in education prior to The Summit, grades 1-3

Degrees:
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Wilmington College; B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati; Additional coursework toward Master's Degree at College of Mt.Saint Joseph

Inspiration: I’ve always felt drawn to the idea of teaching young ones. I was inspired to pursue this dream after my experiences as a children services custody caseworker.

Philosophy: My philosophy involves allowing students to grow, learn, and laugh together, with a variety of materials, in a way that matches the needs of both the individual learner and class as a whole. I believe in celebrating each child’s uniqueness and diverse experiences while embracing all learning styles and interests.

Personal: Husband, Steve Penker, commercial real estate broker with Sperry Van Ness. Children, Van and Stella Grace Penker. We moved back into the Cincinnati area after living on a farm east of Cincinnati.