My name is Kim Penning and I am very happy to be teaching 6th grade at Cannon River STEM School! Previous to joining CRSS I taught at Minnesota State University in the Biology Department. I have been teaching since 1998. My first teaching job was in Byron Minnesota as a Spanish teacher to grades 1-6. I graduated from MSU with a MS in Microbiology and a MS in Science Education.
I live in Owatonna with my husband Chris and our daughter Chloe. We have two dogs Bella the Saint Bernard and Charlie the Newfie Poo. Our family loves to camp, fish and gardening. I enjoy diving into a good book and spending time in nature. My background is in microbiology, so I am always inquiring about new scientific news.