Penny Womack, an Adult Education instructor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), was recently named runner-up for Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), a national organization promoting adult literacy and education.
“Penny Womack’s commitment to adult education and her willingness to go above and beyond by spending extra time to assure her students succeed has been recognized nationally by COABE,” said GPTC President Jabari Simama. “She is the type of instructor, teacher, and mentor that we value at Georgia Piedmont, and her work ethic is exemplary,” he said.
Womack began teaching Adult Education courses at Georgia Piedmont in 2014.
“Teaching is my passion. I especially enjoy instructing adults who have learned the value of an education,” Womack said.
Her commitment to her students goes beyond the classroom, since she often emails, texts and video chats with students outside regular classroom hours to help them grasp concepts they may not have learned during class.
A math teacher, Womack helps low-income students and refugees as they pursue their GED® credential. Additionally, she shares best practices with her peers by participating in professional development initiatives.