Dr. Althea Penn, ACSI's Director of Early Education has over 30 years of experience as a primary and secondary instructor, in organizational leadership as an educational consultant and professional development specialist. Dr. Penn has earned two Master’s degrees in Education Administration, a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, certification as an Early Childhood Educator, and the National Administrator Credential. She has served as a teacher, children’s ministry director, and principal. Dr. Penn has authored several books, including “Christian Education Mandate,” “Firmly Rooted: Cultivating Faith Development in the Next Generation,” and “Equipping and Empowering Early Educators.”
Favorite Leadership Quote - "Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by conviction, ignited by a purpose." - Dr. Myles Munroe
Join Dr. Penn for monthly meetings where leaders engage in a professional learning community.
The Peer Support Network is for EE Leaders who aspire to higher levels of competency.
The objectives of the Network are:
*to reduce isolation expressed by leaders in Christian early education, and
*to form a Biblical community and cohort of mutually supportive members
*to enhance their professional practice together. As such, the Network is designed to be accessible, easy, and fast to use.
The Peer Support Network model achieves this by:
*connecting leaders in early education to identify common professional challenges and explore potential solutions through discussion, webinars, and resource sharing
*facilitating forums for Directors and Educational Leaders to share and source expertise, advice, and information
identifying topical issues that will be addressed via live and in-person conferences and webinars
*providing online resource library of information, research, and tools
*to remain current and relevant to the changing needs of ACSI Members
*offering the service free to Members and ambassadors in Christian early education.
Access Network discussions, session recordings and resources below: