Hi! I am Sonya Pennington. I am delighted to be a part of the Van Ness Team! I am born and raised in Los Angeles. This will be my third year as an APEIS for LAUSD. Prior to becoming an administrator I taught 14 years as a Resource Specialist Teacher at middle school in West L.A. and also served as the special education department chair for 3 years. I also worked as a Program Specialist with Special Education Local District West for 4 years in which I supported several school sites in the west area from grades K-12. I look forward to meeting and collaborating with the students, staff and families at Van Ness Elementary.