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Recognition from Kenton County Alliance for Choosing to be a Smoke-Free Campus Our 2nd Graders Rocked their Spring Performance! Sounds Great, Elementary Chorus! Bubble Fun in our Preschool! Tai read "Fiona, the Baby Hippo," a book written in braille, to our kindergarten class! Congrats to our Golden Apple Teachers: Ms. Setty & Ms. Collins! We Love Our Panthers! We Love Our Panthers! Celebrating Being 100 on the 100th Day of School! This is what we'll look like when we are 100! We are 100 Days Smarter! Two Teams, One Cause Mr. Frevola teaches the 2nd Grade about tortoises! We Love Our Panthers! Working as a Team Panther Pride! Showing Our Pride at Pantherfest! Tailgate Fun! Elephant & Piggie visited our school! I LOVE TO READ! WE LOVE TO READ! Rewarding great school attendance! Fun at the Fall Festival Fun at the Fall Festival
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3rd and 4th Grade Special Education Teacher
Email is the best method of contact: penny.abel@ludlow.kyschools.us
512 Oak Street
Ludlow, Ky 41016

Chalkboard. That's what I wanted from Santa for Christmas when I was 8 years old.  Luckily for me I was a good girl and Santa brought me a beautiful 60 x 40 inch flip chalkboard with green slate on one side and black on the other.  I had many imaginary students such as Tommy, Johnny, Sally, and Jason.  I collected all extra "ditto's" from my 3rd and 4th grade teachers at Frost Elementary to contribute to my makebelieve world.  I played school, day in and day out until I outgrew it.  Only here I am many years later and my dream is no longer makebelieve.  I have the privilege everyday to teach real children how to do things like count money, learn to read, and write super-sentences.  
    However, I made a pit stop along my journey and studied Psychology at the University of Cincinnati where I earned a B.A. in Psychology.  I worked as a case manager for a mental health agency for 5 years before considering switching my career path to become a teacher.  The next 5 years I worked in a school based program with at-risk children.  During this time I felt the call to education and pursued a master’s degree in special education.  
     I live in Delhi, just across the river.  When I'm not playing school, I am a mother of 4 boys.  This keeps me really busy outside of school playing taxicab driver between sporting events and practices. 
    I feel every person has a natural talent.  It may be reading or writing.  It may be sports.  It may be art.  It may be helping others talk through problems.  Whatever it is we can all learn something new and grow a little more each day with practice. 




Mary A Goetz Elementary School  |  512 Oak Street  |  Ludlow, KY 41016
Phone:859.261.2100  |  Fax:859.655-8793