Main Office Receptionist
Mrs. Pennye McCormick
Get to know Mrs. McCormick
- BA, Lander University - 1981
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Lakeland Christian SchoolOne of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.
WHAT LED YOU TO LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL?
In 2003, LCS decided to hire its first dedicated receptionist. Until then, secretaries answered the phone and greeted guests in addition to everything else they had to do. I applied for the job, was hired, and have been here since then. My boys were students here, so it was fun to join them. They graduated (2004, 2007), and I stayed!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR LCS JOB?
I enjoy helping students, parents, grandparents, staff, teachers, administrators, and the guests who walk through the door. The phone allows me to help people all day by hopefully directing them to the right person.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS THAT MOST PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Before we moved to Lakeland, I taught preschool for three years at Seven Rivers Christian School in Lecanto. The children called me “Miss Pennye”, so it is quite normal for everyone here to call me that as well. I still love preschoolers, and it is a delight to see all the K4 and K5 students dismiss through my hallway. I look forward to the daily afternoon parade. The smiles and waves from many of the children are quite a treat for me.
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
My degree is in English, but with all the spelling, grammar, and punctuation changes brought on by texting, sometimes it seems that my degree has almost expired! I still use commas and periods in texts (most of the time), and I will never give up the Oxford comma. It didn’t have that fancy name back then, but from elementary school through college, my teachers/professors taught that items in a series need that comma before the “and” to let the reader know that the list is almost complete.