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Althea possesses energy, creativity, knowledge, and experience...She has consistently amazed us with her compassion for children, her power as an educator, and her tenacity as a champion for children of all ages. She is a colleague that I admire and respect.
-B. Ramer, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Porter Academy


     Althea Penn, Ed.D was awarded a Doctorate of Education with an Organization Leadership emphasis. She has a passion for children and those who serve them.  She has over thirty years of experience in education serving as a teacher, Children’s Ministry Director, and principal.  Althea has  earned two Masters degrees in Education Administration, certification as an Early Childhood Educator and the National Administrator Credential.  She is also a Child Development Associate Professional Development Specialist for the national CDA teacher's credential.  This well-rounded background equips her to share with fellow educators as she regularly conducts high quality early childhood professional development seminars and leadership workshops throughout the Southeast.  Althea is an inspirational communicator and serves as 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 which 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.


     Althea also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership degree.  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. 



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Althea Penn, M.Ed.Adm., NAC, PDS, ODP

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