Ms. Ashley Pennington

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Ms. Ashley Pennington

Hi!

My name is Ashley Pennington and I teach kindergarten at Zeb Vance. I graduated from Longwood University, a predominately teaching school, in 2008 with my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts for Elementary Education.  In 2012, I received my master’s degree from Walden University in Reading and Literacy.  

I was born and raised in south side Virginia, and I continue to live there.  I have my teaching license for both Virginia and North Carolina.  This is my 9th year of teaching and my 5th year at Zeb Vance.  I’ve taught kindergarten for all 9 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

I am beyond blessed to have a job that I love, which allows me to expose children to the magic of books.  It is my mission to light the spark that ignites a passion for learning inside each of my students and help build a solid foundation for learning that can take them anywhere. Teaching is my passion and I put my heart and soul into it.  My manta is “Keep calm; I am the queen of my classroom!”    

My favorite hobby is reading, of course.  Historical fiction and biographies are my preferred genres … but I will read almost anything.  I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, watching crime, history, & cooking shows on television, and listening to music.  I am a diehard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and I especially like to engage in good natured trash talk with fans of opposing teams.  I like attending concerts and going out dancing with my girl friends.  I like to have fun and joke around.  I believe that laughter is the best medicine and calorie burner.  Making those around me laugh brings me much joy.  My classroom is a fun place to be!     

Ms. Lisa Blacknall

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Ms. Lisa Blacknall

Hello.
I’m Lisa Blacknall and I am an instructional assistant at Zeb Vance Elementary. I have been at ZV for going on 20 years.  I spent 14 years as an instructional assistants in EC and 2 years in third grade.  I have spent the last four years as an instructional assistant in kindergarten with Ms. Ashley Pennington.

I also work at Bath and Body Works in Henderson.  I have been there for 5 years and I am a key holder.

I am from Kittrell, NC and attended the old Zeb Vance Elementary. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.