EDUCATION FOCUSED SOLUTION THINKING

Zenith Learning serves families with children in grades PreK-12 by providing safe, enjoyable and affordable after school care and programs. Children are served a snack each day and participate in a variety of age-appropriate, play-oriented activities, including games, sports, arts and crafts, drama, cooking, music, science experiments, special events and more! The program follows the Schools’ calendar and does not operate when schools are closed.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Shelby Henley 

Business Manager

Shelby Henley has been with Zenith Learning since 2017. She took on an office position after substitute teaching for a year. Prior to joining Zenith, she attended the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and has more than 4 years of teaching and child care experience. Her background in business and education is a strong foundation for success. As the Business Manager, Shelby is here to help any customers or clients should they need assistance.

Vanessa Petry 

Substitute Coordinator

Vanessa has been with Zenith since 2018. She has over 8 years of childcare experience, before Zenith she devoted her time to working in various after school programs as well as attended the University of Houston. She currently holds the position of Subsititute Coordinator where she enjoys staffing the needs of all our clients.

Jon Cofield 

After School Program Manager

A member of Zenith Premier, Inc. since December 2018, and known best for his passion, and high work ethic, Jon serves as the After-School Program Manager. He is a graduate of Ashford University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He has worked in the field of childcare for more than 15 years. Jon’s experience is vast in after school programming, human resources, management, customer service, and community engagement. He also has in class experience at the Middle School level. Jon is here to assist all customers with any after-care programming needs, and to support Zenith Premier, Inc. as best he can!

Pamela Redd, M.Ed., J.D.

Business Development

Pamela Redd is a graduate of Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a graduate of Prairie View A & M University with a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration and a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. Pam is a dedicated educator with 30 years of experience, as a teacher, instructional specialist, Assistant Principal and Principal and has worked in both public and private schools.  She also has superintendent certification. She is a graduate of Leadership Houston and the Rice University Educational Entrepreneurship Program (REEP). She has served as a PTO member, secretary, and President. Pam was featured the Rice University’s White Paper: School Leaders as CEOs, Principals in Action, and also highlighted in “The Seventy Four”, a non-profit news site covering education in America.

Shehz Ali, M.Ed.

Business Development

Shehz Ali is a systemic thinker with a wealth of experience in multi-state school reform, coaching school leadership teams, and designing and implementing school transformations. Shehz has been a Director at Houston A+ Challenge and YES Prep where he designed, built and facilitated leadership training and coaching systems aimed at preparing education leaders for the opportunities of the 21stcentury. He also holds expertise in DEI, education innovation and parent engagement.  While in San Francisco, Shehz focused on middle school reform and lead his team to support district level transformation through intentional alignment and cycle of inquiry.

Shehz’s broad base of knowledge also comes from his time as a school evaluator, where he evaluated schools and educational systems in six different States.  He has nine years of experience as a teacher and school administrator at all levels.  While a middle school teacher, Shehz was nominated for The National Capitol Educator Award for his work with underserved refugees.  He also has been a guest lecturer at Brock University in Canada. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Ottawa (Canada), a B.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Brock University, and an M.Ed. in Education Leadership and Policy from University of Ottawa.

OUR STORY

Zenith Learning was created with student potential and a caring environment in mind. Child care is the founding service Zenith Learning has built a reputable history with. Since starting in June 2010, we have built from the ground up a vast network of partner schools that number to 44 campuses now, including one in Holland, Ohio. We service more than 1,970 students and have done this by training our staff to put the students at the center of our service to them.

Nearly 100% of our home office team was either an administrator or a highly experienced school teacher. Our diversity is also a key that opens our understanding of our partner schools’ diversities’ as well. We have 44 sites in our after school program. Due to our structure that includes regional representatives that live in 8 different metropolitan areas of Houston allows us to staff each of the Texas based sites from El Paso to Dallas and down to Houston.
Zenith Learning offers the services of child care, enrichment activities, summer programming and staffing at our partner campuses.

Staffing is our new service we are proud to offer. We maintained the ability to continually fill employment for over 150 staff members to service our partner schools at all our Texas sites. Others might find this difficult to do, but our team has the ability to immediately act because of our system in place. Our 8 regional representatives throughout Texas help mediate this process due to the remote nature of our sites. Our staffing services will pull from the same child care support staffing model.

Zenith Learning prides itself on its partner relations by way of best customer service and incentive programs. Zenith Learning, in turn, sponsors teacher, student and parent events in a variety of ways. This includes sponsoring; teacher or parent breakfasts, PTO/PTA events, school festivals, clubs, and school sports teams. We believe in order to get business, we must give first.

TESTIMONIALS

I love that the students are engaged in their activities, in that when it’s time to go home, they are a little sad because of how much fun they have during the program.
Parent, Austin

I love the teachers and employees of Zenith, and so does my son!

Parent, Roosevelt Elementary HISD

Thank you for your generosity and that of Zenith. As I mentioned to your regional representative yesterday – I am very happy with Zenith services here at HSA Sugar Land.

Principal, Sugar Land

I like Zenith because the teachers take good care of the children, and it gives me security and confidence that my child is in a good environment.

Parent, Crespo Elementary HISD
I do like that when I get there to pick up my child, the Zenith staff members are always there to greet me and calls my daughter right away and knows us by first name basis.
Parent, Fort Worth

Small group of kids to staff, staff keeps my daughter interested and busy.

Parent, Holland,OH

I really appreciate the assistance with homework, that is a big help due to my work schedule.

Parent, San Antonio

Having such a service at school is a great convenience for us.

Parent, Carrillo Elementary HISD

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 STAFF MEMBERS

Zenith Learning staff members are well-qualified specialists who have a sincere interest in children and are committed to providing a warm, supportive environment to enhance the child’s self-image. Staff members receive training in First Aid, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention and the Management of Communicable Diseases. They are also required to complete 15 hours of additional training each school year. Each staff member is required to submit references and an affidavit. A criminal record check is performed on each employee.