Mr. Penner

Room:        109
Subjects:    Science
Phone:        360-501-2930 ext. 3109
       1,2,7     Biology
        5           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 were 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.  A General Science endorsement qualifies a teacher to teach any science subject. 

Over the last 14 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.