Teacher of the Year, Lisa Branno Penwell
Lisa Branno Penwell moved to Port Charlotte when she was five years old. She proudly attended CCPS for the entirety of her K-12 education and has spent her entire nineteen-year teaching career at PCHS. She is the first person to graduate from Junior Leadership Charlotte and Leadership Charlotte. Lisa attended USF Honors College in Tampa and began teaching two days after she graduated from college. She teaches advanced English courses, serves as department head, and sponsors a Book Club. Lisa is a devoted Pirate who hopes to pass along her love of literature and her community to her students. She is married to Ben Penwell, a fellow Pirate English teacher; she enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with family.