I could not agree more with the parent who mentioned that the school has gone downhill since Dr. Pennyman left. She was a great principal pleasant inclusive and a great communicator. The leadership in the school is now lacking. Mrs Morris deals with every parent concern as a problem rather than an opportunity for improvement. I am not surprised that the school rating has gone down since Dr. Pennyman left. Even teachers don't take ownership of decisions made in their classroom. Instead you are automatically relegated to Mrs Morris whose decisions are often unclear and arbitrary. The teachers seem less empowered with her leading the school..
Kathryn D. Markley El School is a public elementary school in Malvern. The principal of Kathryn D. Markley El School is Mrs Juliette Pennyman. 573 students go to Kathryn D. Markley El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the 573 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kathryn D. Markley El School is 13:1. Charlestown El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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Teachers in this school are very good and know their job very well. I have very pleasant experience with the principal staff and teachers.
I couldn't disagree more. Mrs. Morris is an outstanding leader and the morale of the school has improved tenfold since Dr. Pennymans departure. I also have a student with special needs and the staff and teachers have worked with me hand in hand since kindergarten. We love the school and the community...it's truly a wonderful place to raise your children.
Sadly this school has gone downhill since Dr Pennyman left. This is an OK school if your child doesnt have special needs. Unfortunately many concerns fall on deaf ears and children continue to be placed with inexperienced teachers who are not equipt to deal with them. The special education program leaves much to be desired. At least with Dr Pennyman you had a voice that at least was heard.