Angel Pennington

Angel Pennington

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At age 15 my life changed when I moved from Seattle to Los Angeles with my mother. I attended Florence Nightingale Middle School, then graduated from Hollywood High’s performing arts magnet. Later, I attended Los Angeles Valley College then transferred to CSUN where I obtained both a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a Multiple Subject teaching credential. After 10 years of teaching in the classroom, I continued on to earn an M.A. in Urban Education from UCLA. During this time, I also discovered a passion for tap dance. My dance studies have led me to where I now teach at both Colburn School in downtown L.A. and at Westside Ballet in Santa Monica. I look forward to an amazing year at FFX and meeting the wonderful families that make it all come together!

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
CSUN B.A.Liberal Arts
UCLA-M.A. Urban Education

What is your highest degree held?
M.A. Urban Education, UCLA

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I love to help young people achieve their goals and It is a privilege for me to be a part of their learning. My goal is to be there for them when they need a mentor, facilitator and champion!

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
13 years.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I felt at once comfortable and curious the first time I stepped on FFX campus. The culture of the school is authentically friendly and mindful. The teachers and students are engaged so that meaningful knowledge can grow.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, everything written by Seuss and Blume, and encyclodedias like Birds of North America!