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Please feel free to contact me at any time by calling the Wayne County High School office to schedule a conference. The number is 601-735-2851, and my planning time is from 2:15 until 3:15. My desire is to see each of my students succeed, and parental communication is a key element in achieving this goal. Together we can continue to keep WCHS at the forefront of the professional learning community.

Welcome to the homepage of Penny Manning. I am currently in my 10th (gasp...has time really gone by that quickly?) year of teaching in Wayne County, and each day I am thankful I became a part of the educational community. I am a graduate of Lousiana Tech University where I earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications and journalism. For almost a decade, I worked as a reporter/editor for The Wayne County News. I am married to Gary Manning, and when our son, Jake, began elementary school I became very involved with the Wayne County School District. Through this involvement I decided to pursue a "second career" as a teacher. Licensed to teach since 2007, I received a master's degree in the art of teaching from William Carey University in 2010. I am highly qualified by the Mississippi State Department of Education to teach English, Literature, Journalism,  and Speech in grades seven through 12. Although I am primarily a 9th grade English I teacher, I am also currently teaching English IV to seniors, who, I have learned, have matured quite a bit since beginning their WCHS career in 9th grade! I also teach journalism classes and help with the school newspaper. I love learning, and I want to share that passion with my students!

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