About Mrs. Penisten

Phone: 972-226-2922


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees M.A. - Education, Austin College B.A. - English, Austin College Certifications 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading 8-12 English Language Arts and Reading 6-12 Dance ESL Supplemental Remind Codes: ELA 8 - @penenglish ELA 8 Honors - @penhonors

Mrs. Penisten

Welcome to my page!

My name is Julie Penisten, and I have been in Sunnyvale ISD since 2020.  I began my teaching career in 2005 in Scurry-Rosser ISD and then moved to my hometown of Forney ISD.  I have experience teaching middle school and high school English as well as AP English Literature and Composition.

I currently teach 8th grade English and Honors English at Sunnyvale Middle School.  I am the English Department head and also one of the sponsors of the National Junior Honor Society.

I attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas where I earned both a Master of Arts degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  Go Roos!  I also studied at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

I have a wonderful husband named J.R., and we have a fantastic son, Nathan, who attends Sunnyvale Middle School.  We also have a precious goldendoodle named Ellie Kate.  I enjoy reading and collecting books, photography, musicals, and travel.

I am excited to be a Sunnyvale Raider, and I look forward to a great year!