About Mrs. Penisten
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
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!