Kelly Penny is a 7th grade teacher at Avalon Middle School. She has been an OCPS teacher for 17 years. Kelly earned her Master’s degree in Middle School Mathematics and Science Education from the University of Central Florida. Some of Kelly’s accomplishments include being named the 2016 Avalon Middle School Teacher of the Year, a 2018 OCPS Hero Teacher, and a 2020 OCPS Distance Learning Hero Teacher. What Kelly finds most exciting about being a Noyce Fellow is collaborating with others and working towards a goal of high-quality teaching and learning for every student.