Welcome to my classroom

Hello, my name is Miss Gaffney and I am your child's preschool teacher. This is my second year at Pennoyer and first year teaching preschool. I am excited to start this journey with you and your student. A little bit about my history. I graduated from the the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in May 2018 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with an endorsment in Special Education. I had the opportunity to travel abroad and teach for a summer in Singapore. While there I built a resilience program based on the concepts of positive psychology. It gave me a unique global perspective of education. In addition to my degree in Early Childhood education, I received a concentration in mathematics. I have a great passion for math. In the spring of 2018, I taught for Northwestern's child and development center. There I designed a math curriculum for kindergarten and first grade students.


I have a great passion for teaching and believe it was what I was born to do. I see parents as teammates, so please never hesitate to reach out to me. I am looking forward to a great year!

Contact Information:

  • tgaffney@pennoyerschool.org