Phone: (737) 327-5883


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Psychology From Texas State University M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University

Mr. Pennington

Hola Hippos!

Mr. Pennington checking in at the beginning of my seventh year as a school counselor! I look forward to visiting your child's classroom to learn new faces and check in on the kiddos I've already had a chance to meet. This year I will be primarily working with the class of 2028 but I will also be working with all students on campus when the need arises. As the year progresses I will be facilitating small groups and leading some other fun projects as we go across all grade levels.

I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a primary focus on Autism and early childhood development from Texas State University and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University. As a teacher my work focused on students in Special Education diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing difficulties, and/or Emotional Disturbance.

Even though the area is much different now than it was when I was growing up in the 1980's, a lot of things are still the same. My mom raised my younger brother and I on her own but we were lucky to have some amazing people at our schools and in the community who were always there to help guide us in the right direction. We learned first hand growing up that it truly does take a village to raise a child. So much so, that my brother and I both work in the public sector to help others right here in the community that helped us become who we are.

My wife is a calculus teacher and we have been married since 2002. She also grew up in the area before heading off to UT Austin. When not at school we can most likely be found volunteering with various community groups and organizations or working around the house on the latest painting or building project.

I am excited to have the opportunity to continue serving the students, families, and staff in my role as an HMS counselor. It's going to be a fantastic year! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out!


I'm looking forward to working together!

Mr. P