Hank Pendley

M.Ed. in Educational Administration

First class start date: November 2016

Anticipated Graduation date: May 2018

Teacher, Midlothian ISD

Hank Pendley

Name’s Hank � a 25 year old Disney addict turned teacher!

I’m a rare breed teacher. I grew up knowing that teaching is what I would do, but always KNEW that teaching upper elementary math was my home. Little did I know that my personal preference had little control over where I completed an entire academic school year student teaching � in a Kindergarten classroom, which ended up being the most rewarding and life-changing experience. I fell in love with literacy and the idea that every child starts with a new experience with me every day. This is my third year teaching Kindergarten in a suburb about 30 minutes south of Dallas in the quaint little town of Midlothian. The town is a full of love and amazing students and families. I cannot imagine being anywhere else. It’s home.

While only teaching a lower grade level is not always adequate for an aspiring principal, I know that I will soon have to spread my wings and move to a grade level where I will be administering the state mandated test. But for now, I am completely content with my current position.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in May of 2014. I have just completed my first class in the online environment. I am used to completing classes in this type of setting, but I am just learning how to adjust my career, personal life and my life as a new student. Again. I hope I can learn from these experiences as we share together and work towards creating memories.


Recent Entries

Summer Time Study Tips

May 31, 2017

SUMMER is here! If you’re an educator, you have awaited this time for the past few weeks. Well, it’s here! Here are some tips to ensure that you can still enjoy your summer and the vacations that come along with it, all while keeping up with your graduate level studies.

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Goals, Careers, Support

May 6, 2017

If you’re thinking about applying for a graduate studies program, you should do it! But, before you take the first steps towards advancing your career, you need to think about a few things first.

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Staying Current

March 31, 2017

If you’re like me, you HATE spending your weekend completing homework assignments when you should be relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

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Managing Your Time

March 1, 2017

If you’re like me, you enjoy your weekend.

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Online Student, Online Calendar

January 31, 2017

As a teacher, I loved my handwritten calendar with all of my fancy pens, markers, and stickers.

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Disney Addict Turned Teacher

December 29, 2016

I’m a rare breed teacher.

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