Phone: (828) 759-4640


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University English and Social Studies 9-12

Mrs. Amy Pennell

Hello, all! My name is Amy Pennell. I teach English II and Communications Skills at Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education and am certified in both English and Social Studies. I spent my first 10 years teaching middle school. I moved to Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy in 2019 and love teaching high school English! 

I am a lifelong learner. I hope to instill the desire to develop knowledge and skills both in and outside of the classroom in my students. I love to read and am currently in a True Crime Book Club. I believe stories hold the power to transport, inspire, and empower. When I'm not guiding students through the winding paths of grammar and analysis, you'll find me curled up with a good book (preferably curled up with a cat too!), or soaking up the sun on the beach during my summer breaks. In my classroom, expect lively discussions, creative writing adventures, and a genuine love for the written word. Let's explore the power of language, together!