About Us
  • Over 13 years training in the childcare industry in Texas
  • Over 15 years training in K-12 public schools
  • Three Recognized Certificate Programs in the State of Texas
  • Alternative Teacher Certification
  • Continuing Education Provider Recognized by the State Board for Educator Certification
Our Instructors
Dr. Kimberly McLeod
BS: Interdisciplinary Studies University of Houston
MEd: Counseling and Guidance
MEd: Educational Administration and Supervision
EdD: Counselor Education / Texas Southern University
Dr. McLeod has over 15 years experience in the field of education. Her previous positions include, child care teacher aide, teacher, counselor, administrator, day care administrator and university professor. She has been published in over 15 journals on a national and international level. She speaks at national and international conferences throughout the year on topics centered on education. She has been both an owner and director of a child care center. She has been training child care administrators and teachers for over 10 years. She is a highly sought after public speaker and trainer throughout the United States. She has been honored with numerous opportunities to present and share research with child care centers, professional organizations, public and private schools throughout the country. She currently serves as the Educational Director for the Texas Teacher Academy.
Cathy Mitchell
BS: Social Science / University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
MEd: Counselor Education / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Cathy Mitchell has well over 30 years of professional experience in every facet of education. To her honor she has held positions such as a teacher, special needs teacher, gifted & talented teacher, testing coordinator, school counselor, day care administrator, and educational consultant. Traveling with the military has provided her the opportunity to work with diverse populations at all income levels in every region of the United States. She has been training child care administrators and teachers throughout the State of Texas for the past 5 years with The Texas Teacher Academy, formerly The Rock School. Her vast knowledge base, adds an incredible amount of activity, and experience to each workshop that is given. She currently serves as Program Director and a Master Teacher for the Texas Teacher Academy. She believes in honoring the child care profession with the very best and designs her presentations to benefit the theoretical and practical skills needed to facilitate a child care center effectively, with compassion and sound business sense.
Dr. Kelly Brown
BS: Applied Learning and Development / University of Texas at Austin
MEd: Educational Administration / University of Houston Victoria
EdD: Educational Administration and Supervision / Texas Southern University
Dr. Brown started her career in education at a child care center in Austin, Texas. She has acquired over ten years of exceptional service in the field of education beginning as a teacher assistant, to a state certified teacher and administrator. She has been training child care administrators and teachers throughout the state of Texas for past 5 years with the Texas Teacher Academy, formerly The Rock School. She speaks at conferences centered on education across the country. She is very competent in many areas of early childhood education, administration and technology. She currently serves as Master Teacher for the Texas Teacher Academy. She believes in the positive growth potential of every child, every child care employee and every early childhood center. Her passion and her goal is to provide resources and support for child care professionals that seek personal and professional growth for themselves and their center.

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