Hello, I am Earl Pennington and I am proud to be your assistant principal at Westwood,
Home of the Timberwolves! I am a native of Ashe County and a 1988 graduate of Beaver Creek High School. In 1990 I received my Associates of Arts Degree from Wilkes Community College and transferred to Appalachian State University where I received my BA in Physical Education and an endorsement in Health Education in 1993.
I worked at Mulberry and Union Elementary Schools in Wilkes County Schools until 1994 before returning to my Alma Mater as a Physical Education / Health teacher where I taught, coached football, wrestling, basketball and tennis until as well as earned a certificate as a Driver Education instructor, a role I fulfilled until 2010.
After school transformation in 1999, I transitioned to the newly consolidated Ashe Middle School as a Physical Education / Health teacher and wrestling coach as well as coached football at ACHS. In 2003 I earned my Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University and in 2004, I moved to ACHS as assistant principal until being named principal of Ashe Middle School, December 1, 2009.
In 2015, almost six years after returning to Ashe Middle, I transferred to Westwood Elementary as assistant principal where I am starting my 23rd year in education.
Outside of school, I enjoy many different outdoors activities, coaching youth league sports and serving the community at Midway Baptist Church. I am married to Christina, a secondary math teacher at ACHS and we have 3 boys, Matthew, Josh and Jacob, a current 6th grader here at WWES.
I am excited to be a part of the Westwood community and I look forward to working with and getting to know the WWES family!
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