Penny Bisignano testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Penny is an education consultant at the Iowa Department of Education and is part of the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Team with a focus on prevention and intervention. Prior to joining the grant team at the Department of Education, she served as a consultant to the department, and provided training and networking state-wide. She provided training and facilitated projects such as school improvement and teachers' roles. Penny coordinated a federal elementary school grant for the Des Moines Public Schools, coordinated the Accounts for Education for Iowa State University, and served as a school improvement coordinator for Area Education Agency 11 in Iowa.