It is with great excitement that I begin my 16th year as a teacher at Rocklin Academy Family of Schools, and my ninth year at Rocklin Academy Gateway! I have been a firm believer in Rocklin Academy and the Core Knowledge curriculum ever since enrolling my son Jacob 21 years ago during our school's founding year. I grew up not too far from here in Walnut Creek. After graduating from Brigham Young University I began my first career as a mom! Our family moved 12 times as my husband Jeff established his career. When we arrived in Rocklin I knew we were here to stay! My oldest son Ben graduated from UNR, and my second son Jacob graduated from UC Berkeley. My third son Andrew completed his two-year church mission in Bolivia, and graduated from BYU.  Joshua is my youngest and he graduated from Sacramento State! We also love our labs Cooper and Bella. 

Teaching has brought such tremendous joy into my life. I believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something special and unique to the world. My goal is to help students reach their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. My classroom is a caring, safe, and positive environment where students can learn and grow, and have fun along the way. I am thrilled to be a part of the sixth grade team at Gateway and look forward to a wonderful year. 


Tammy Penney