Penny currently team-teaches in the Reggio-inspired kindergarten at The College School. Integration of the arts into the curriculum is a way she tries to reach all learning styles. Previously she taught 3rd grade where the theme of community allowed the greater St. Louis area to become both a resource and an extended classroom. One of Penny's goals was to build a community of learners that seeks to understand those who came before us in this area as well as the special qualities of different neighborhoods in St. Louis. She ultimately helped students design, write and speak about their own communities.