Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Alabama - EdS Ele. Ed. University of North Alabama - MA Ele. Ed. University of North Alabama - BS Ele. Ed. Shoals Community College - AA Brooks High School Certificate of Training - LETRS & Take Flight

Penny Doerflinger, EdS



I began my teaching career at Northside Middle School in January 1996. Northside Middle is now Deshler Middle School. This year starts my 28th year of teaching in Tuscumbia! I recently graduated from UNA with my Education Specialist degree. You are never too old to go to school!


I live in Killen, Alabama with my husband of twenty-seven years, Frank. We have three children - two boys (Gavin and Iain) and one girl (Emerson). Gavin is attending UNA majoring in Exercise Science with hopes of attending either physical or occupational  therapy school. Emerson is a Sophomore at UNA and hopes to become a Science teacher. Iain is a Sophomore at Brooks High School and plays the tuba in the BHS Band. I have two fur babies - Greyson and Posie. My cat children are so precious!  Greyson is a Russian Blue mix....she is a bit bonkers and we lovingly call her "Crazy Greysie". Posie is a recent addition to the family. She is a rambunctious kitten that loves to climb trees and pounce on leaves and bugs. As you can tell, we have a crowded house and there is always something crazy happening!  

I am excited about another year at DMS! It is great to be a Deshler Tiger!