Our Staff

Kathleen Penly ( Director)


My name is Kathleen Penly and I am excited to be the director at Old Adobe School.  I started my career in Early Childhood Education in 2002 here at Old Adobe. It was then I fell in love with teaching young children. I received a bachelor’s degree from Dominican University of California and have a special interest in sensory integration, social emotional development, and curriculum planning.

On a personnel note, I grew up here in Sonoma.  I live here with my husband and son. We enjoy spending time together going on ” outdoor adventures” in beautiful Northern California.

Up until 2024, I was an Education Coordinator at a corporate preschool.  Coaching and helping teachers developed and grow has become a passion of mine.  I am honored to have found  my way back to Old Adobe School where I can incorporate my love of coaching and teaching.  This school has always had a special place in my heart and I am proud to be a part of this community and create a school culture that we can be proud of for many years to come.