Mr. Penner

Room:        109
Subjects:    Science
Phone:        360-501-2930 ext. 3109
       1,5,6     Biology
        2           Honors Biology
        3           Science Foundations
        6           Field Ecology

Professional Biography

I've always had passion for the outdoors and living things.    I have been teaching science for 15 years, 11 in district.  In 2005 I was able to come back to Cowlitz county where I grew up. I now live and play in Castle Rock.  I currently teach Biology, Honors Biology, Science Foundations, Field Ecology, and Advisory but have in the past taught Biology COE, Physical Science, and Earth Science.  I am the current Science club, Game club, and Knowledge Bowl adviser.

I attended Mark Morris high school back in the day.  Graduate studies where at Western Washington University where I received a Masters in Education and Bachelors in Biology with minor in Chemistry.  I am endorsed to teach grades 4 through 12 and subjects of Biology and General Science.  This General Science endorsement qualifies me to teach any science subject. 

Over the last 11 years I've become involved with many local groups.  I am a board member on the Castle Rock Community Development Alliance, the Castle Rock Education Association, and the private elementary school Big Leaf Montessori.  On a personal note, my wife and I are fortunate to have the two awesome children.  I enjoy gardening, fishing, hiking, and many other activities.