Meet Your Counselor

Phone: 208-350-4315


Degrees and Certifications:

BS - Psychology, minor in Addiction Studies Lewis-Clark State College MS - School Counseling, emphasis in Grief, Trauma, and Crisis Northwest Nazarene University Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Lena Penry

My Why

YOU are my Why. Summerwind STEM Academy students, families, and staff are an amazing bunch of people. I enjoy guiding people through the hard times and celebrating the good times. As your child's school counselor, I support their social, emotional, and behavioral needs. I accomplish this through classroom lessons, small group counseling, short-term, individual counseling, and being a part of the BRTI committee.  I support families through directing parents to community resources and community counseling.


My Background

I was born and raised in the small town of Donnelly, Idaho. This is where I learned of my passion for helping people. I became a school counselor in 2015 and worked in an Idaho middle school for 4 years before transitioning to Summerwind STEM Academy in 2019. 


My Interests

I enjoy spending my free time gardening, baking, and hiking with my black lab, Nausicaa. In the winter, I enjoy looking at the cold outside from the inside with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.