Mrs. Penn,  TDL/Drone Technology Teacher


    Greetings.  Welcome to our website.  I am excited about being @ WGHS.  I have over 35 years of teaching, public service and industry experience combined.  Twenty-five (25) of those years have been in teaching. Its an honor and privilege to provide instruction for such dynamic high skill, high demand course offerings this year to such a motivated group of students here at Western Guilford High School.



    This year I will be teaching two subjects:

    • Drone Technology to equip students with the skills needed to become commercially licensed Remote UAS/Drone Pilots


    • Computer Science Principles to introduce the skill of programming involved with drones and app development.


    Are you enrolled as a TDL Pathway student?  Have you chosen the Drone Pathway in the TDL Academy?  If not, and you are a freshmen or sophomore you still have time to sign up!  Computer Science Principles is a prerequisite to the class.  In some cases if you are Junior, you possible could take both at the same time to meet the requirement. 

    We plan this year for all those enrolled in the drone class to develop the knowledge, skill and confidence to understand various aspects involved in operating drones for flight missions. Ultimate goal this year is for all drone pathway students to obtain their FAA Part 107 Remote UAS/Drone Pilot License and to demonstrate successfully the skills of a commercial drone pilot.


     Looking for a great start resulting in awesome finish.   

    Best wishes for a rewarding school year!


    Special Note: Parents and other community partners: If you are in the Aviation, Real Estate, Agricilture, Cinematography/Media Production and any other Public Service industry that could bring industry insight and partnerships for our students then please contact me at pennn@gcsnc.com to schedule a virtual career day along with coordinating future internships opportunities to help our students practice the skills attained.