New to the LAGERS staff in August 2017, Penny Thomas is the Education and Outreach Specialist. As part of the outreach team, Penny’s duties include planning and conducting member and employer educational meetings along with assisting with planning, creating, and publishing numerous forms of media for LAGERS.
Penny graduated Summa Cum Lade from Lincoln University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education. Shortly after, she began her career within Missouri’s public school system as a high school English teacher. In 2008, she refocused her career toward postsecondary English at Lincoln University. Most recently, Penny held the position of Outreach Specialist at the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
In her free time, Penny enjoys artistic endeavors of many forms, from crocheting to painting, from theater to story-telling. She also enjoys reading, camping, fishing, and hunting. She is the mother of five and grandmother of four.