Ms. Penuela

Phone: 1-815-459-8180


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication. Masters of Elementary Education K-8.

Ms. Penuela

Welcome to our class! My name is Elyse Penuela and this is my second year here at Canterbury. I worked as a paraprofessional last year before accepting a long term substitute position in 2nd grade. This is my first year teaching and I am so beyond excited and eager to work and learn alongside your 1st grader! I graduated in 2009 from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's in Journalism. In 2010 I received my cosmetology license in the state of Illinois and worked as an assistant manager in salon before attending graduate school to fulfull my dream of becoming a teacher. In 2017 I graduated from North Park University where I received my Master's with distinction in Elementary Education and my teaching license. 

When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family and I am usually on the baseball field with my son, Cayden, who plays travel baseball for the McHenry Cobras. We love playing board games and live in our pool when the weather is right! I am also a Pinterest fanatic and try to keep learning as engaging and as fun as I can!