Degrees and Certifications:

Brooks High School Shoals Community College - AA University of North Alabama - BS in Elementary Education University of North Alabama - MA in Elementary Education Teaching and Therapy Certification MSLE Take Flight - The Shelton School

Penny Doerflinger



I began my teaching career at Northside Middle School in January 1996. Northside Middle is now Deshler Middle School. This year starts my 25th year of teaching in Tuscumbia!


I live in Killen, Alabama with my husband of twenty four years, Frank. We have three children - two boys (Gavin and Iain) and one girl (Emerson). Gavin is attending NWSCC on an academic shcolarship with plans to transfer to UNA to major in Professional Biology. Emerson is a member of the Color Guard in the BHS Band and is a Junior. Iain begins his first year at Brooks High as a 7th grader and plays trumpet in the BHS Band. I have one fur baby- my cat -  Greyson. Greyson is a Russian Blue mix....she is a bit bonkers and we lovingly call her "Crazy Greysie". 

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