Mary Penley


Welcome to kindergarten! My name is Mary Pat Penley and this is my fifth year teaching kindergarten in Helena.

I started teaching in 1993, after graduating from Eastern Montana College.  After a few years teaching in Montana, I married Tim, and started moving all over the country.  In 1997, I received my Masters in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado.  I have been lucky enough to teach in Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Hawaii. Tim and I have three kids. Amanda and Thomas are students at Capital High School and Tyler is an eighth grader at CR Anderson.

Our classroom is built on learning and laughter. We love to have a good time!  Five and six year-old’s learn best while doing, so we are a busy classroom!

Class Mission Statement:  We are smart and we are kind!

Class Vision:  To learn and have fun!

Meet Ms. Caroline:

Miss Caroline will be helping us out this year, we are so lucky to have her.

2017-2018 Schedule

Monday: PE and music

Tuesday: Ms. Hilliard (our school counselor) and super science experiment day

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: PE

Friday: Library and Friday Freetime

Our lunch time is 12:30-12:50


Email me at for a password to our Class DOJO webpage, on this privacy protected website I will share photos, quotes and announcements.