Elementary Education Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Florida State University
M.Ed., North Georgia State University
Ed.D., Boise State University
Office: HP433, ext 8369
Penelope Saurino is a Visiting Assistant Professor who received her ED.D. from Boise State University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Multi-literacies. Her specialty areas are K-12 Literacy and K-8 Social Studies Education with higher education teaching experience in Science Methods and other various education courses. Dr. Saurino serves as the coordinator for Elementary Education and is the Director for Assessment and Accreditation in the Education Department. She has many years of experience in Pre-K- 8 education as a classroom teacher, gifted resource teacher, and Title I teacher. Along with being the College Partner for Teacher Cadets at PC, she is also a state board member on the advisory board for the Center for Educational Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA). Dr. Saurino’s most recent research interests include the effective integration of technology at the K-16 levels and the impact of graphic novels on reading and writing advancement for elementary and middle level students. Results have been published at the state, regional, and national levels.
Dr. Saurino is married to a most incredible man and Associate Professor of Education who is currently teaching at another institution. In her free time, she loves to have fun with her 8 adult children and grandchildren. Her hobbies are swimming, singing, quilting, and playing with the newest member of her family: a beautiful, playful, and active Springer Spaniel puppy. She is very excited about being a part of the PC family. Go Blue Hose!