Dr. Tracy Richardson - Director of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Tracy Richardson joined the Norristown School District in 2018. She began her career in public education in Virginia and moved to Pennsylvania in 2017. Dr. Richardson started as a social studies and history teacher in 1997. While teaching, she also coached Forensics and served as building level Child Study Chair. In 2002, she became a high school assistant principal. In 2009, she became the principal of Monelison Middle School in Madison Heights, Virginia. In 2012, she became the principal of E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. During Dr. Richardson’s five year tenure at E. C. Glass, the school added several AP courses, including the AP Capstone program, an Early College program, and improved greatly with standardized testing scores to become fully accredited. Dr. Richardson was also an adjunct professor at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.
Dr. Richardson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Liberal Arts and Science in 1992 and another Bachelor’s degree in History in 1994 from Virginia Tech. She earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 1997 from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College in 2001. Dr. Richardson earned a Doctoral degree from Virginia Tech in 2012 in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Dr. Richardson moved to Pennsylvania two years ago. She has been married to her college sweetheart for 25 years. They have two adult daughters. Dr. Richardson loves studying genealogy, crocheting, reading, gardening, and planning vacations for family and friends.
Jennifer Lynch - Elementary Curriculum SupervisorJennifer Lynch began her career in public education teaching middle school social studies in the Boston Public Schools. She then spent nine years working at Freire Charter Middle School in Philadelphia, first as a classroom teacher and debate team coach, then as an instructional coach, and later as the Director of Instruction and Teacher Development. Jen served as Assistant Principal at Freire for three years before joining the Norristown Area School District in March of 2022.Jen earned her bachelor's degree from Tufts University, and her Master of Education from UMass-Boston through the Boston Teacher Residency. She is a National Board-certified teacher.Jen lives in Conshohocken with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Solomon Webb - Secondary Curriculum Supervisor
Mr. Webb joined the Norristown Area School District in July of 2021. He spent the previous 21 years in the Quakertown Community School District. Mr. Webb taught secondary mathematics and spent the majority of his career at the high school level. Over the years, Mr. Webb has coached wrestling at the collegiate and high school levels. He has also served as mentor and life coach for youths in his area and has been an active member of the local civic association.
Mr. Webb earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Bucknell University. He completed the Principal’s certification program at Holy Family University.
Mr. Webb is blessed to be married to his wonderful wife, Aileen, and is a proud father of three young men. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, carpentry, restoring old trucks/cars, exercise, and traveling.
Britta Pennypacker - Supervisor for English Language Development
Britta Pennypacker, Supervisor for English Language Development, joined the Norristown Area School District in 2014 after serving as the ESL Coordinator in the Pennridge School District for 22 years. She began her career in public education as an Italian teacher in the Abington School District.
Her work with English learners began while working as a volunteer with members of the Hmong community in Philadelphia at Project LIEF (Learning English through Intergenerational Friendship) through Temple University. Mrs. Pennypacker taught English as a Second Language courses at the University of Pennsylvania in the Intensive English Language Program and in the English Language Program at Temple University. She also taught Writing and Composition classes at the Community College of Philadelphia. Mrs. Pennypacker then moved to Japan where she lived for three years while teaching English at Temple University Japan in Osaka.
Mrs. Pennypacker earned a Bachelor’s degree in Italian Language and Literature in 1987 and a Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 1989 from Temple University. In 2011, she earned her Principal’s certification. She also speaks German and Italian.
Mrs. Pennypacker lives in Lansdale with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys listening to music, reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.