Dr. Donna B. Peavey, Ph.D.

Donna PeaveyProfessor of Christian Education
Director of Innovative Learning
Director of Management and Training, NOBTS Preschoool Education Center

Office: Dodd 109
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3741
Fax: (504) 816-8039
Home Phone:
E-Mail: dpeavey@nobts.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Master of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Master of Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Social Work, University of Southern Mississippi, 1983

Teaching Experience

  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011- present
  • Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 1997-2011
  • University of New Orleans, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction 1997-2000

Teaching Specializations

  • Christian Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Childhood Education
  • Leadership
  • Administration

Ministry Experience

  • Childhood Ministry Consultant, 1990 - present
  • 30+ years of experience leading Sunday School, Missions, Choir, VBS, Day Camp, Residential Camp, and numerous other children's ministry programs and events
  • Interim Director, Parkview Baptist Early Learning Center, Metairie, LA, Aug-Nov 2012
  • Day Camp Director, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, Summer-1999
  • Day Camp Director, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC, Summer-1997, 1998
  • Child Development Center Director, Briarlake Baptist Church, Decatur, GA 1989-1996
  • Interim Preschool Minister, Briarlake Baptist Church
  • Buckhead Baptist Church, Director of Weekday Education, 1986-1989

Publications

Dissertation

  • An Investigation into the Influences of Self-Image Upon Images of Jesus in Selected Children Ages Nine through Twelve, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003

Books and Magazines

  • Reducing the Risk of Bullying: What Is a Christian Parent to Do? Kontagious Magazine, January-March, 2001, 9.
  • MORE Devotional Magazine, August 2013, LifeWay Christian Resources
  • "Essential #10: Develop Skills for Securing, Developing, Motivating, and Ministering to a Core of Caring Leaders and Teachers" in Preschool Christian Education: 12 Essentials for Effective Church Ministry to Preschoolers, Families, and Volunteer Teachers, ed. Bernie Spooner. Dallas Baptist Uniersity, 2015.
  • "Essential #10: Develop Skills for Securing, Developing, Motivating, and Ministering to a Core of Caring Leaders and Teachers" in Children's Christian Education: 12 Essentials for Effective Church Ministry to Children, Families, and Volunteer Teachers, ed. Bernie Spooner. Dallas Baptist Uniersity, 2015.

Professional Associations

  • Baptist Association of Chrisitan Educators
  • North American Professors of Christian Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children

Certifications

  • Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System Certified Trainer - Level III
  • Teaching in the 21st Century - NOBTS
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD: Objectives for Development and Learning - Agenda for Children and Louisiana Department of Education

Honors and Awards

  • Cambridge Who's Who 2006-2007
  • Lenaz Faculty Grant for Research, NOBTS 2012 - "A Survey of Family Engagement in Selected Spiritual Disciplines"
  • Elite American Educators 2013

Curriculum Development

  • 2013 - Explore the BIble Think Tank, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
  • February 7, 2014 - Reviewer/Think Tank, "Biblical Levels of Learning," LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
  • October 9, 2014: Ideator. Bible Studies for Life, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Administrative Issues in Children's Ministry
  • Children and Worship
  • Church Leadership and Administration
  • Church Weekday Education
  • Community Ministries
  • Contemporary Issues in Preschool and Children's Ministry
  • Creative Community Ministries
  • Designing Preschool and Children's Space
  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundational Issues in Christian Education
  • Human Development
  • Integrating Academics and Ministry
  • Introduction to Adult Education
  • Introduction to Christian Education
  • Introduction to Preschool and Children's Ministry
  • Legal Issues: Security, Safety, and Screening
  • Lifespan Christian Education
  • Personal Leadership Skills
  • Planning Special Events for Preschoolers and Children
  • Preschool and Children's Ministry Project
  • Preschool and children's Ministry Field Training
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning
  • The Theology of Preschoolers and Children
  • Supervised Reading in Children's Ministry

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Advanced Childhood Education
  • Childhood Education
  • Children and the Christian Faith
  • Children's Ministry in Theory and Practice
  • Early Childhood Practicum
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Leading and Administering Children's Ministry
  • Lifespan Development
  • Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education
  • Ministering to Children in Crisis
  • Orphonology
  • Practicum in Early Childhood Education
  • Special Needs Ministry
  • Weekday Early Education

Ph.D. Seminars

  • Child Development
  • Childhood Education
  • Ministry Context and Practice- Children and Youth (Reading Colloquium)
  • Teaching Methods and Learning Theory
  • Teaching in Higher Education

D.Ed.Min. Seminars

  • Ministering to Children in Crisis
  • Special Event in Children's Ministry (Conference)
  • Spiritual Formation in Childhood
  • Strategies and Models for Contemporary Family Ministry

2009 Professional Presentations

  • April 17: Speaker. "Understanding Your Child's Temperament." Parent Education Seminar - First Baptist Church, Pell City, AL
  • July 27/29: Conference Leader. "Facilitating Spiritual Development in Children." Childhood Education Workshop - NOBTS, New Orleans, LA
  • July 31/August 1: Conference Leader. "How Children Worship," "Pedagogical Needs of Children," and "Pedagogical Needs of Preschoolers." Church Music Worship Leadership Conference, Oklahoma Baptist Convention, Southern Hill Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK
  • April 22: Keynote Speaker - "Treasure the Gift of Personality."; Conference Leader - "Finding Your Pot at the End of the Rainbow." Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, First Baptist Church, Plano, TX
  • September 28/30: Speaker - "Understanding Your Child's Temperament." Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)-First Baptist New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • October 12/13 Presenter. "Help, My Team is Crazy!" and "Discovering the Secrets of Servant Leadership from the Life of Christ." LifeWay Kids Conference, Arlington, TX

2010 Professional Presentations

  • February 1/5: Trainer. "Taming the Zoo." Management Training - Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA
  • February 18: Keynote Speaker. "Christian Education and Family Ministry" - Baptist Association of Christian Educators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • March 11: Trainer. "Classroom Management" - Grace Baptist Church Early Learning Center, Slidell, LA
  • March 12: Trainer."Preventing Teacher Burnout," and "Dealing with Difficult Parents" - First Baptist Slidell Child Development Center, Slidell, LA
  • March 15/19: Trainer. "Taming the Zoo." Employee Training - Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA
  • April 12: Trainer. "Understanding Yourself and Others." Management Training - Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA
  • April 16/17: Conference Leader. "Christian Education and Family Ministry," "Help, My Team is Crazy!" "What Do Parents Really Want from Me?" - Heart of the Child Convention, Tulsa, OK
  • May 23: Trainer. "Sharing the Plan of Salvation with Children." Children's Leadership Training - Grace Baptist Church, Slidell, LA
  • July 26/27: Conference Leader. "Brain Development" and "Sharing Spaces at Church" - Childhood Education Workshop, New Orleans, LA
  • September 3: Speaker. "Legal Issues for Teachers" - New Orleans Area Lutheran Teachers' Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • September 13/15: Speaker. "Understanding Your Child's Temperament" - Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), First Baptist New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • October 9: Speaker. "Wash Your Words." Women's Luncheon - Parkview Baptist Church, Metairie, LA

2011 Professional Presentations

  • April 2: Trainer. "Personality in the Classroom"- Children and Youth Leadership Training, First Baptist Church, Kenner, LA
  • Conference Leader. "What Do Parents Really Want from Me?" - National Association of Child Care Professionals Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • May 3: Speaker. "Help, My Team is Crazy!" - East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Slidell, LA
  • July 25/28: Keynote Speaker. "Creative by Design: How are You Made?" and Session Leader - "What Do Parents Really Want from Me?" and "Excellent Parent-Teacher Conferences" - Arkansas Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, Fayetteville, AK
  • August 14/21: Trainer. "Parenting in the Pew." Parent Education - First Baptist Church, Kenner, LA
  • August 24: Speaker. "Created by Design" - Emerging Young Professionals Meeting, East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Slidell, LA
  • October 1: Keynote Speaker. Texas Baptist Weekday Early Education Association, Ft. Worth, TX
  • October 10: Conference Leader. LifeWay Kids Conference, Nashville, TN

2012 - Professional Presentations

  • January 30: Trainer. "Understanding Others/Conflict Management" and "Working as an Effective Team." Faculty In-Service - Charity School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA
  • February 4: Conference Leader. "Strike or Strike Back: A Response to Bullying" Kaleidoscope, WMU, Pineville, LA
  • March 3: Keynote Speaker, Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Wayland Baptist University, Plano, TX
  • March 23: Presenter. "Spiritual Grandparenting" Senior Fest, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • April 20-21: Conference Leader. "What Every Preschooler Wants You to Know" and "What Parents Need From Me From A to Z", Heart of the Child Conference, Broken Arrow, OK
  • April 28: Keynote Speaker and Session Leader - Regional Parent Summit, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Kenner, LA
  • July 20/21 and 30/31: Keynote Speaker and Session Leader, Childhood Education Workshop, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Shreveport and New Orleans, LA
  • September 24: Speaker. "The Ministry of Weekday Early Education" - Senior Adult Luncheon, Parkview Baptist Church, Metairie, LA
  • October 8-10: Presenter. "Children's Ideas of God" and "Leadership Lessons from Esther" LifeWay Kids Conference, Ridgecrest, NC

2013 - Professional Presentations

  • January 12: Conference Leader. "Why Do They Act That Way?" - Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, First Baptist New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • January 14: Trainer. "A Christian Response to Bullying in the Classroom." Teacher In-Service - First Baptist Slidell Child Development Center, Slidell, LA
  • February 1: Speaker. "Laying Spiritual Foundations" - Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), First Baptist Church, Covington, LA
  • February 2: Conference Leader. "Sunday is Coming: Leading Children to Worship." Kaleidoscope - Women's Missions and Ministry Conference. Louisiana Baptist Convention, FBC - Pineville, LA
  • February 16: Speaker. "Being Light" - Ladie's Tea. Florida Blvd. Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
  • February 17: Speaker. "Family 101." Parent Seminar, Airline Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA
  • Febraury 23: Trainer. "Leadership Lessons form Esther," and "Children's Ideas of God." Staff In-Service - Parkview Baptist School, Baton Rouge, LA
  • February 24: Speaker. "Family 101." Parent Seminar, FBC Kenner, LA
  • April 12: Presenter. "The Spiritual Influence of Grandparents" - Senior Fest, NOBTS, New Orleans, LA
  • July 19/20, 21/22: Keynote Speaker and Session Leader. Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, Shreveport and New Orleans, LA
  • August 24: Conference Leader. " Experiencing the Bible Through Learning Centers" and "Creating a Safe and Healthy Ministry Environment" - Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge Total Church Life Conference, Baton Rouge, LA
  • August 29: Trainer. "Being a Successful Christian Early Childhood Professional" Staff Training, NOBTS PEC, New Orleans, LA
  • October 7-9: Presenter. "The Spiritual Influence of Grandparents" and "The Practice of Spiritual Disciplines in the Home" - LifeWay Kids Ministry Conference, Nashville, TN
  • October 25: Speaker. "Sibling Rivalry" - Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), First Baptist Church, Covington, LA

2014 Professional Presentations

  • January 11: Conference Leader. "Sharing Space" - Louisiana Baptist Convention Winter Childhood Education Workshop, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA
  • January 30: Trainer. "Teaching Preschoolers the Way God Gifted Them" - Staff Training, NOBTS PEC, New Orleans, LA
  • April 11: Presenter. Senior Fest. NOBTS, New Orleans, LA
  • July 18/19, 21/22: Conference Leader. "Ten Things Every Child Needs" and "Being an Effective Church Weekday Early Childhood Professional" - Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, Shreveport and New Orleans, LA
  • August 11: Trainer. "Ten Things Every Child Needs" and "Being an Effective Church Weekday Early Childhood Professional." Teacher In-Service - First Baptist Child Development Center, Slidell, LA
  • August 23: Conference Leader. "Ten Things Every Child Needs" and "What Every Preschooler Wants You to Know" - Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge Total Church LIfe Conference, Baton Rouge, LA
  • August 24: Trainer. "Having Spiritual Conversations with Children" - Sunday School Leadership Training, First Baptist, Gulfport, MS
  • September 14/21/28/October 5: Trainer. "Leading Children in Spiritual Practices" - Grace Baptist Church, Slidell, LA
  • October 6-8: Presenter. "Philosophy: The Key to A Successful Children's Ministry," "The Gift of Temperament," and "Kids MInistry Involves the Family" - LifeWay Kids Ministry Conference, Nashville, TN
  • October 16: Session Leader. "Leading Children in Spiritual Practice" - Xcelerate Conference, NOBTS, New Orleans, LA

Church Membership and Service

  • First Baptist New Orleans: 2nd Grade Sunday School Teacher; Chairman - Early Learning Center Committee

Community Service

  • 2009-2014: Judge, Senior Division Behavioral Science, Greater New Orleans Science And Engineering Fair
  • May 5, 2011: Judge, Life Sciences Division, Atonement Lutheran Church and School Sciences Fair, Kenner, LA