• I am pleased to be teaching 6th grade reading and social studies at Kiser Middle School.  I spent the last 10 years teaching 5th grade in Guilford County Schools, and the 10 years prior, teaching Middle School at Greensboro Academy. I grew up primarily between Athens, Greece and Winston-Salem, NC, and received my teaching degree from George Washington and Athens Universities.  My philosophy of teaching is to educate students in the most painless, fun way possible.  I incorporate technology, project-based learning in teams, games, and strategies to ensure that all students are engaged and learning.  I also enjoy connecting with students and fostering relationships.  I am married, have 2 daughters, 1 cat, 7 chickens, and 2 grand-doggies.  I love to travel, cook, and read.  I am here to serve the needs of my students so please feel free to contact me with any concerns via email and the Remind app once I have your contact information.  I look forward to partnering with you and having a fantastic year with the Kiser Tigers!

Penny Trastelis