Endowment for Faculty and Leadership Positions
An endowed leadership role, chair, or faculty position is the highest honor that the School can bestow, and one that lasts forever. These investments provide essential faculty funding for quality of life, professional development, and financial compensation. As enduring tributes to the Pennington experience, these commitments recognize the contributions of senior-level administrators and faculty members and help further Pennington’s mission.
Residential Housing: Old Main
The boarding program is an essential element of Pennington’s character, and Old Main accommodates twelve faculty apartments. These spaces are some of the areas most in need of renovation on campus. Refurbished living spaces in Old Main, like the one shown in the rendering below, allow Pennington to attract and retain the best faculty.
Makerspace and the Center for Teaching Excellence
The current makerspace, located on the second floor of Stainton Hall, which includes a science lab, wood shop, engineering and computer lab, robotics club, and art room, allows students to invent, design, and build. By expanding onto the roof above the Lecture Center, the new space will include a significantly enlarged makerspace classroom and a Center for Teaching Excellence. The Center for Teaching Excellence, to be housed in a large meeting room adjacent to the makerspace, will provide opportunities for faculty collaboration and professional development. (see rendering below)
Faculty Professional Development
Investments in faculty awards, professional development funding, and continuing education are tangibly felt by all of our teachers throughout the year. Approximately 70% of Pennington’s faculty members hold advanced degrees, and the School encourages and supports faculty to pursue advanced degrees as well as attend classes and conferences. Full-time faculty also seek professional development through summer study grants to learn new and sharpen existing teaching practices to best meet the needs of Pennington’s diverse population of learners.
Every Gift Counts
The Forever Pennington campaign calls for each member of our community to be as bold as the School’s founders and as generous as those who first believed in and supported their vision. We aim to create an enduring future for Pennington, honoring our core values and bolstering our mission to develop individual excellence in every student.
We invite you to be part of our community of Pennington alumni, parents, and friends who are making a difference as we build the School’s future together. All gifts to The Pennington School, including gifts to the Pennington Fund, are counted toward the campaign. The time is now…FOREVER PENNINGTON.