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Kim Penland

Assistant Professor of Education
Academic Background
BA Early Childhood Education from North Greenville University,
MS Ed from Walden University in Elementary Reading and Literacy,
In progress- EdD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2048
Kim Penland

What classes do you teach at Anderson

EDC 201, EDC 225, EDC 350, EDC 356

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I have taught in the elementary classroom for the last 11 years, and I am excited to bring my experience from the elementary classroom to the education majors at AU! I am passionate about creating a culture in the Early Childhood Department that inspires future educators to create magical engaging learning experiences for their students. I hope to inspire our future educators to care for the whole child and to think outside of the educational box. Christian educators can make an incredible difference in the life of the students that they teach as well as any other stakeholders within the school. I am so excited to join the faculty at Anderson University and create meaningful relationships with students. The environment at Anderson University fosters a community of learners who strive for excellence, which will directly impact future generations.


Traveling, shopping, reading mysteries, finding new teaching blogs, discovering new restaurants or coffee shops, and watching college basketball.

Notable achievements outside of discipline

South Carolina Independent School Association Teacher of the Year 2016, Lower School Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

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That I am passionate about raising awareness and fighting the injustice of Human Trafficking! I am involved with a local non-profit that works with the community and provides direct services to those affected by human trafficking. I have also spent several summers in Uganda on mission trips.

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

Getting to know the students, faculty, and staff!! The faculty and staff in the College of Education are an incredible group of educators who are passionate and professional.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Engaging, meaningful, and filled with uncommon learning experiences!