Meet our Team
Penn Consulting specializes in professional development for early childhood education organizations, offering inspirational staff development and business consulting for administrators and teachers of programs for young children. Our mission is to ensure optimal child development through engaging programs and to enhance processes and performance to provide the best service to Georgia’s young children.
Dr. Althea Penn is a dedicated professional with decades of experience in education, serving as a teacher, Children’s Ministry Director, and principal. She holds degrees in education administration and organization leadership, is a certified early childhood educator, and has earned the National Administrator Credential. As a Child Development Associate Professional Development Specialist, she conducts high-quality early childhood professional development seminars and leadership workshops throughout the Southeast. Dr. Penn is an inspirational communicator and a featured conference speaker for various organizations, including The Georgia Preschool Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, Kid’s Advocacy Coalition, Quality Care for Children, and The Association of Christian Schools International.
In her role as an Organization Development (OD) Practitioner, Dr. Penn designs and delivers strategic interventions to create high-performing, inclusive, and culturally effective workplaces. Her expertise extends to coaching leaders and individuals, aligning people, performance, and payoffs for results in both personal and professional lives. As an educational consultant, she has trained numerous preschool directors, offering guidance in accreditation and licensing processes.
Dr. Penn's specialties include public speaking, professional development, ECE organization development, child care licensing, accreditation, and management, non-profit strategic business planning, grantwriting, Christian and private school development, professional development for educators, director's training for Bright from the Start (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning), homeschool support, standardized testing, and parenting seminars.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Penn is the proud parent of two certified educators. Outside of her professional endeavors, she enjoys reading and hiking nature trails.
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.
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. Althea 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
Emmanuel Mike Penn, M. S.
Family Development Specialist
Mike Penn wears many hats. He serves as an athletic program coordinator, mentor, and
counselor. He is a former senior pastor who specializes in compassionate counseling,
sensitivity to the needs of those seeking a deeper relationship with Christ and true nurturing
of the lambs of God. He provides Bible based pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling,
and family counseling services. He strives to strengthen believers, because strong individuals
make strong families, strong families make strong churches and strong churches make strong
communities. His faith in the power of the Word of God to transform believers into spiritual
champions is evident by his teaching and leadership style. He has over twenty years of
experience serving as a church leader in various roles.
Pastor Penn has earned degrees in religious studies at Beulah Heights University and is certified
by Temple University in Family Development. He has completed prophetic prayer counseling and
Biblical Foundation Counseling training in addition to serving as a church leader (Altar Ministry,
Cell Group and Youth Ministry) for the past two decades. Pastor Mike has also served as a mentor,
coach, athletic director, and the founder of the Molding Mighty Men organization, which disciples
young men through athletics.
He has over a decade of experience serving as a head junior and senior varsity basketball and baseball coach, teeball coach, and flag football coach. His ministry teaches biblical principles for life through the fundamentals of athletics. He is passionate about teaching concepts such as team sport strategy, fundamentals, and teamwork; the development of Christian character and self-discipline that will carry over into every area of life.
We're intentionally cultivating potential within others collaboratively.
Alethia Penn Shelton
Content and Product Manager
Tutor and Trainer