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art educator

Patricia Akins Penick, American art educator. Certified reading, art. Recipient Doctor Guillotine scholarship, Kappa State, 1999, BoBo Shinn Purchase award, Magnolia Arts, 2001; scholar, Longview Teacher's Organization, 1972.

Background

Penick, Patricia Akins was born on August 27, 1953 in Waco, Texas, United States. Daughter of Frank Earl and Anna Marie (Wernet) Akins.

Education

Associates degree, Kilgore Junior College, Texas, 1972—1974. Bachelor of Science, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1976. Masters' degree, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, 1999.

Career

Art specialist City of Longview, Texas, 1974—1976. Reading teacher Broadway Elementary, Gladewater, 1976—1979. Homebound teacher Magnolia School District, 1980—1985, classroom teacher, 1987—1999.

4th grade classroom teacher Waldo School District, 1985—1987. Mathematics specialist Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, 1999—2000. Art teacher Center Elementary, Magnolia School District, since 2000.

Faculty sponsor Peer Mediators, East Side Elementary, 1998—1999. Judge regional and state Odyssey of Mind Competition, 2005, 06.

Achievements

  • Certified reading, art.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Simon Wheat's ABCs, 1998.

Membership

Member, director Vacation Bible School. Director productions Calvary Baptist Live Nativity. Board directors Magnolia Arts Council, 2002—2004.

Counselor Awanas, Calvary Baptist Church, 2004—2006. Member of Magnolia Education Association (president, board directors 2001-2003), Delta Kappa Gamma (service chair, vice president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, sculpting, illustrating children's books, camping, reading.

Connections

Married Roland Glenn Poertner (divorced). 1 child Joshua Nathan Poertner.

father:
Frank Earl Akins

mother:
Anna Marie (Wernet) Akins

spouse:
Roland Glenn Poertner

child:
Joshua Nathan Poertner Penick