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Jenell Penn

Program Manager, Department of Teaching and Learning

(614) 292-2708


Jenell Igeleke Penn manages the English and Social Studies Education Master of Education and Bachelor of Education preservice teacher’s field experiences including evaluation and field experience data collection. As program manager, she facilitates collaboration between preservice teachers, mentor teachers, supervisors, and other stakeholders; evaluates and provides feedback on preservice teacher progress in the classroom and in coursework; mentors preservice teachers and serves as a resource of education-related knowledge; develops and teaches courses; prepares preservice teachers for licensure/graduation assessments and the job-search process; and participates in curriculum and assessment development that supports preservice teachers' individual growth.


  • MEd, Integrated Language Arts/English Education, The Ohio State University
  • BA, English (Minor in African American and African Studies), The Ohio State University


Taught high school and middle school English for 10 years in a variety of settings, including: Columbus City Schools; Metro Early College Schools; Pickerington Local Schools.

Favorite aspect of Ohio State

The wealth of resources, opportunities and placements available at the university and in partnership with the central Ohio community that help promote rich experiences for our preservice and in-service teachers.