Georges-Penny new head of Curriculum/Prof. Development
Serena Georges-Penny is the new Director for Curriculum and Professional Development in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District. She assumed her new duties immediately after Board Trustees approved her recommendation at the called July 8th meeting.
Ms. Georges-Penny’s most recently served as the district’s Literacy, Dyslexia and Library Services Coordinator for PK-4th grade. In 2019, Georges-Penny received the Norma J. Paschal Commitment to Children Award, the highest honor bestowed to district employees at the yearly Commitment to Excellence Awards Program.
“I am so honored and excited to be able to continue to serve the SCUC ISD community,” said Georges-Penny. “My work as an educator is grounded in this quote from Nelson Mandela – ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’”
Her career began as a teacher in the Broward County Public Schools system in Florida. It continued as a third and fifth grade teacher at Salinas Elementary School in Judson ISD, moving up to Academic Dean, Assistant Principal and ultimately Principal on the campus.
The allure of a working at a destination district such as SCUC ISD proved too great to pass up for Georges-Penny, who took an assistant principal job at Dobie Junior High School before assuming the coordinator position.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Governors University (Utah), a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Drexel University (Pennsylvania), and an Administrator Certification from Lamar University.
Photo: Serena Georges-Penny (third from left), received the Norma J. Paschal Commitment to Children Award, the district's highest employee honor, at the 2019 Commitment to Excellence Awards.