Intentionally cultivating potential...
Child Development: Cultivating a love of learning and fostering competence in young children.
Professional Development: Training teachers whose lives and scholarship
become a living textbook for their students.
Organization Development: Enhancing educational program sustainability and success through best practices in early education program administration and planning.
Equipping program administrators, early educators, parents and students to reach their full potential
The Shepherd's Academy for Teaching Excellence is a vocational training program that serves early childhood educators
and program administrators in partnership with Penn Consulting. PC is an education consulting firm specializing
in professional development for early childhood education organizations. We provide inspirational staff development and
business consulting for administrators and teachers of programs for young children. Our objectives are to ensure
optimal development of children by developing programs that engage every learner and to improve processes and
performance in order to provide the best service possible to young children.
The Shepherd’s Academy for Teaching Excellence provides many Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning: Bright
from the Start and Georgia Department of Education Office of Professional Learning courses. All policies and procedures
are in compliance with the National Health and Safety Standards established by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the
National Board of Health, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association of
Christian Schools International, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
accreditation (Advanced ED Georgia) standards for quality schools; and federal, state, and local regulations. We are a 501(c)3 corporation that is organized for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.
Representatives share decades of program management and educational leadership expertise and experience.
Licensing Application Completion
Corporate Document Drafting (Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws)
501.c.3 Tax Exemption Application
Staff Observation/Performance Appraisals
Child and Adult Care Food Program Enrollment
Sales Tax Exemption Application
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Health and Safety Orientation and Basic Six - Injury Control, Infectious Disease, Child Abuse
Reading is "Fun"damental
Professionalism-21st Century Parents and Teachers
Effective Discipline Principles and Techniques
Classroom Management Strategy Toolbox
Brain Based Instruction in the Developmentally Appropriate Classroom
Money, Money, Money! - Grantwritig
The Way Kids Learn-Brain Based Instruction Methods
Effective Planning and Administration of Programs for Young Children
Director's Training 40-Hour Workshop
Child Development Associate (CD
Effective Parenting in a Defective World
Parenting in the Real World-Kids Don't Come With Instructions
Purposeful Actions-Developing Supportive Family Connections
Supporting Exceptional Learners
Budgeting Basics for Program Administrators
Grant Writing Basics for Program Administrators
Leadership Development and Management of Early Educators
Developing and Managing Employees Successfully
We promote holistic child development (heart, mind, and body) by assessing a child's needs, interests, developmental level, personality, and learning style. We assist parents and educators in designing and delivering curriculum that supports the well being of every child, especially exceptional learners. We believe every child is a champion.
Parenting Seminars (discipline, nutrition, faith development, homeschooling, curriculum choices, portfolio development)
Dr. Althea Penn, NAC, PDS, ODP
Fostering educational excellence
Penn Consulting is an education consulting firm specializing in professional development for early childhood education organizations. We provide inspirational staff development and business consulting for administrators and teachers of programs for young children. Our objectives are to ensure optimal development of children by developing programs that engage every learner and to improve processes and performance in order to provide the best service possible to Georgia’s young children.
Dr. Althea Penn has a passion for children and those who serve them. She has decades of experience in education serving as a teacher, Children’s Ministry Director, and principal. Dr. Penn has degrees in education administration and organization leadership, certification as an early childhood educator, and earned the National Administrator Credential. She serves as a Child Development Associate Professional Development Specialist for the national CDA teacher's credential and regularly conducts high quality early childhood professional development seminars and leadership workshops throughout the Southeast. Althea is an inspirational communicator and has been a featured conference speaker for The Georgia Preschool Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, Kid’s Advocacy Coalition, Quality Care for Children, The Association of Christian Schools International and other organizations that share her passion for children and her colleagues. As an educational consultant she has trained hundreds of Directors of preschools and provided guidance in the accreditation and licensing process.
As an Organization Development (OD) Practitioner she designs and delivers strategic interventions to organizations interested in creating high performing, inclusive, and culturally effective workplaces. Her insight helps achieve long-term, sustainable change by working at all levels of an organization. As a coach, she supports leaders and individuals in discovering and aligning people, performance and payoffs for results in their personal and professional lives. She is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart. They are the parents of two beautiful daughters who have also become certified educators. You can usually find her curled up with a book or hiking a nearby nature trail.
Professional Development Specialist
ECE Organization Development Practitioner
Child Care Licensing, Accreditation and Management
Non-profit Strategic Business Planning
Christian and Private School Development
Professional Development for Educators
Director's Training for Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning