MEI (Mennonite Educational Institute) has announced the hiring of a new elementary school vice-principal, effective immediately.
Andrea Penner was the unanimous recommendation of the search committee and was affirmed, also unanimously, by the MEI board of directors.
Penner has been a primary teacher at MEI Elementary School since 1995.
She has served as the learning support teacher for the past two years and was the school’s acting vice-principal before being chosen for the permanent position.
Penner has also served as the primary team leader where the school’s focus has been on literacy.
She was selected to participate in the MEI Leadership Series, which she successfully completed in spring 2019.
Vijay Manual, MEI head of schools, said Penner is a respected educator for her strengths in classroom pedagogy, relationship and team building, as well as her administrative and organizational abilities.