Welcome to our Professional Development Page!

Professional Development and ongoing/ new training can often be overseen or forgotten about. Sometimes products and resources that are extremely beneficial can end up sitting on a shelf or storage, unused! At The Discovery Source, we take our training seriously to ensure that each Teacher, FCC Provider, or Educator can feel EMPOWERED to use our materials and make their teaching environment more successful each and every day!


We partner with educators and leading experts in research-based instructional strategies to create solutions and Professional Development that increase teacher effectiveness in school readiness, strengthen family engagement, support social-emotional development, and promote confidence in both teachers and children. Feel free to explore our services below, meet our experienced trainers, and reach out to us if you have any questions!

Meet Our Professional Development Trainers!

Dr. Angela Searcy


As an educator since 1990, Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services and has experience at all levels of education. Angela is currently an adjunct instructor at Erikson Institute, a master cadre trainer for the Pyramid Model, a professional development provider for The Discovery Source, and The Bureau of Education and Research, a CLASS Pre-K Affiliate Trainer for Teachstone and author of Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors and Elevating Equity: Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Education.

If you are interested in connecting with Angela, please email: info@thediscoverysource.com

Sandra Ampudia


Sandy Ampudia is the Director of Professional Development at The Discovery Source. She has been serving our programs, teachers, and families for about 3 years. She offers training in either English or Spanish, and in-person or virtually. Sandy comes from a background in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, and Special Education. In Sandy’s free time, she likes to travel and enjoy time with her family. We would be happy to connect you with Sandy if you are interested in a specific product training for our materials.

If you are interested in connecting with Sandy, please email: sandy@thediscoverysource.com