Laurie Pennington

Instructional Supervisor

Laurie Pennington is a Bay Area native who has come full circle in her geographic location. She grew up in Pacifica, attended Terra Nova High School, got her Bachelor’s at UC Davis, earned her teaching credential at CSU Sacramento, moved to Berkeley and then Oakland while teaching in Hayward (Sunset High School, then Mount Eden High School), and finally landed in Palo Alto at Gunn High School in 1993. After one year she moved to Paly, where she taught until 2004. During times off from school to take care of her two boys, Laurie supervised teacher candidates in the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Upon her return to the District in 2007, she landed back at Gunn where she currently switches between teaching chemistry and physics. Laurie has coached both springboard diving (Paly & Gunn) and JV volleyball (Paly) and loves to participate in the Choir-Staff Musical every year. Outside of school Laurie enjoys spending time with her family, attending sporting events, and travelling.