Thomas Pengelly is currently the Lead Humanities Instructor at the DC Goodwill Excel Center. Tom started his career at the Excel Center in Indiana where he served as a teacher, lead teacher, and ultimately as the director for the Kokomo Excel Center; a position he served for two years. Tom is originally from Rochester, NY and has also lived in Columbia, South Carolina. The opportunity to stay with GEC and return to the East Coast, nearer family, was an irresistible draw that led to his transfer to DC. He has a Masters in Educational Administration and more than 20 years of educational experience in the public, private, and charter school environments. Tom is an enthusiastic and passionate individual who never grows weary of collaborating with others to better serve students.