Schwartz-Schur is a pedagogic mentor in the Revivim Honors Teacher-Training Program in Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a lecturer in the field of Jewish Culture curriculum in the program. She holds a B.A. in history and philosophy, an M.A. in Jewish Studies, and a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University where she studied under the supervision of Prof. Naama Zabar Ben Yehoshua. Her doctoral dissertation is on "Teachers’ Search for Meaning: Jewish Studies in Midlife among Secular Teachers".
Penina is also a lecturer and mentor of M.A. students in the field of qualitative research at the Givat Washington College. She has taught in high schools and is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, where she serves as a mentor for current Mandel Fellows. Penina is the chairperson of "House of Wheels”. Her publications deal with the field of Jewish education in the public school system, narrative research, and the social integration of youth and adults with special needs.