Penny Katt

Mrs Penny Katt Young Explorers

Personal Biography
I was born and raised in Allendale. I left home to attend Trinity Christian College in Illinois. There I met and married my husband, Andy. He is originally from Wisconsin. We lived in Illinois for ten years before moving back “home” to Allendale. We have two children, Jonathan and Abigail. We are members st Rusk Church. We enjoy camping, gardening, downhill skiing and, of course, cheering for our favorite Wisconsin teams: the Packers and the Badgers.

Professional Biography
I graduated from Trinity Christian College with a major in Elementary Education and English. After college, I achieved certification in Library Science. I taught for five years in South Holland, Illinois as a teacher in first grade. I took several years off to stay at home with my children. I was a para-professional at ACS for four years. I began teaching Young Fives in 2012.

Teaching Philosophy
I believe each child is a gift from God with individual gifts and talents. No two children are exactly the same. They all have areas in which they can excel and achieve goals. I enjoy working individually with children to help them achieve these goals. It is so rewarding to see the “light bulb” go on. I am blessed to work with students and share in their struggles and successes, see their self-confidence grow and watch them change from year to year.