Ms. Penny was born and raised in Wisconsin. She received a B.S. in Elementary Education from National Louis University. After graduating, she taught several years in Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms. During this time, she earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Ms. Penny is married to Tom and has two adult children, Garrett and Adam. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, bike rides, reading, and visiting family in Colorado.