Mrs. Karen Pennington

Phone: 210-407-1200


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education certified with Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi E.S.L. certification B.B.A. in finance with Texas A&M University

Mrs. Karen Pennington

Teaching Experience
I have 26  years of teaching experience. This will be my 11th year with NEISD. I taught 16 years in Corpus Christi, TX. I have taught 9 years in 1st grade, 2 years in 2nd grade, 1 year in 3rd grade, 5 years in 4th grade, and 9 years in 5th grade. I have been at Cibolo Green Elementary since it opened. I love the community and the students!

Education and why I became a teacher
I received a BBA in Finance at Texas A&M University in College Station. After working a few years, I decided that finance was not my true calling. I have always felt I had a gift and desire for teaching others and truly enjoy seeing people learn. I attended Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi to become a certified Elementary Teacher with an emphasis in math. I enjoy teaching all subjects.
My family and I moved here in 2009. My husband has recently retired. My daughter, Donna, graduated from Johnson High School. Donna was involved mostly in dance, theater, and Young Life. She is a senior at Texas A&M University this year studying Human Resources. Whoop! I have 2 older step-children who live in other cities. The oldest, Cliff Pennington Jr., has just finished an 11 year career as a major league baseball player. He lives with his wife and 3 children in The Woodlands. He has recently joined the Texas A&M Baseball staff as a student assistant coach. Nicole lives in Corpus Christi and also has 3 young children.

Class Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m.     Students can enter school.

                       They can go to breakfast or

                       wait in the 4th grade common area.

    7:25 a.m.     1st bell to enter class

    7:30 a.m.     Announcements

    7:35 a.m.     Morning Meeting/ Team Building

    8:00 a.m.     Math

    8:55 a.m.     Enrichment

    9:45 a.m.     Snack 

    9:45 a.m.     Language Arts/ Writing

    10:40 a.m.    Recess

    11:00 a.m.    Science/Social Studies

    11:40          Lunch

    12:10           Reading 

    1:20 p.m.     Reading WIN

    1:50 p.m.     Math WIN

    2:20 p.m.     Closure/ Compliments & stack chairs

    2:45 p.m.     Dismissal