• Hello to you! My name is Kristen Pennington and I am so grateful to be a new staff member at Mattawan Early Elementary. Prior to working in Mattawan, I was fortunate enough to teach Kindergarten, First, Second, and Fourth grades for 8 years in Plainwell, Gobles, and near the Rockford area. Before that, I also spent a short amount of time teaching 9th through 12th graders! After completing my undergrad work at Western Michigan University, I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. My wide range of experiences has boosted my passion for leading and learning, and I authentically enjoy supporting students, families, and teachers in any manner that I can. 
     
    As the math instructional support specialist in the EES, my position involves wearing a number of different "hats". First, I am the Title I math person in our building. This portion of my job allows me to provide interventions for students who may need math support on top of the instruction that they are already receiving.  I am also currently acting as an instructional coach within the building! I find great joy in serving others am so happy to be spending my days here in Mattawan. :)
Last Modified on September 19, 2014