Dr. Milanda Penn will serve as the Assistant Principal at Liberty Grove Schools. With over a decade of experience in education, Dr. Penn held various roles such as teacher, teacher leader, and administrator. Dr. Penn spent the last four years serving Indianapolis children at a local Innovation School. As a native of Georgia, Dr. Penn attended Albany State University, where she majored in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Penn attended Mercer University where she earned a Master’s Degree in the Collaborative Educator Program and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction. During her time at Mercer University, Dr. Penn was awarded the Outstanding Master’s Student for Henry County and Macon campuses.
Dr. Penn’s dedication to the school community she serves is without question. She was actively involved in leading several leadership committees within her school districts. Dr. Penn led several leadership communities in her school district, including the Project-Based Learning, Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and Parent Teacher Organization. She played a key role in curriculum development and implementation decisions, guided and supported academic peer coaching, designed curriculum maps, and shared effective lesson planning support. Dr. Penn more recently was accepted to the Indiana Middle-Level Educators Association Board, where she will continue to advocate in the best interest of middle school students in the state of Indiana. Under Dr. Penn’s leadership, 100% of 5th-grade students passed the Georgia state writing assessment, moving the school from a Focus School to a Proficient School in 2014-15. Dr. Penn is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.