Mrs. Penkala is a special education director at William McKinley High School. She is helping Ryder with his dyslexia.
She is portrayed by Jodi Harris.
In this episode she makes her first and only appearance. Finn takes Ryder to her after Jake told him that Ryder couldn't read. She works with Ryder, diagnosing him as dyslexic by reading through different words with him. After this, Ryder tells Finn that he is dyslexic.