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It is with great excitement that I begin my eleventh year as a teacher at Rocklin Academy and my fourth year at Rocklin Academy Gateway! I have been a firm believer in Rocklin Academy and the Core Knowledge curriculum ever since enrolling my son Jacob sixteen years ago during our school's founding year. I grew up not too far from here in Walnut Creek. After graduating from Brigham Young University I began my first career as a mom! Our family moved 12 times as my husband Jeff established his career. When we arrived in Rocklin I knew we were here to stay! My oldest son Ben graduated from University of Nevada in Reno with a degree in economics. My middle two sons Jacob and Andrew are 17 months apart. Jacob graduated from UC Berkeley in December of 2016. Andrew completed his church mission in Bolivia last June and is currently a sophomore at BYU. Joshua is my youngest and he graduated from Whitney High School in 2016 and he is currently going to Sierra College. We also have our yellow lab Cooper and our black lab Bella.


Teaching has brought such tremendous joy into my life. I believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something special and unique to the world. My goal is to help students reach their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. My classroom is a caring, safe, and positive environment where students can learn and grow, and have fun along the way. I am thrilled be a part of the seventh grade team at Gateway and look forward to a wonderful year.



Tammy Penney