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Dr. Becky Bailey

Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. Her workshops touch thousands of lives each year, and her top selling book titles have over 400,000 copies in circulation.

Dr. Becky BaileyDr. Bailey is the founder of Loving Guidance, Inc., a company dedicated to creating positive environments for children, families, schools and businesses. She is also the developer of the Conscious Discipline program.

Dr. Bailey has authored 14 books related to guidance and discipline. Managing Emotional Mayhem, her newest title, addresses self-regulation for educators, parents and children. Her core publication for parents, Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline, has received national acclaim and is published in nine languages. Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline applies the Conscious Discipline message to the family unit, offering the support and internal changes adults need to effectively parent their children.

In her passion to empower all people, especially those working with our youngest citizens, Dr. Bailey has established the first Early Childhood Education four-year university degree program in the state of Florida. She was also instrumental in establishing a teacher certification program for Native Americans in New Mexico.

Dr. Bailey has raised over $2 million for children’s programs over her years in education.

She played an integral role in raising funds, building and equipping a preschool in a tsunami-devastated region of Sri Lanka, and sponsored two Sri Lankan teachers to attend the week-long Conscious Discipline Summer Institute. She has established a non-profit organization to provide free training and resources to at-risk families and teachers in memory of her mother, Frances Canipe Bailey.

Academic Background

Florida State University
Degree: Ph.D., 1979
Emphasis: Early Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology

Appalachian State University
Degree: M.S., 1975
Emphasis: Educational Psychology and Elementary Education

Longwood College
Degree: B.A., 1974
Emphasis: Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Adapted Physical Education

Occupational Background

1996 - Present
President
Loving Guidance, Inc.

1988 - 1998
Associate Professor / Coordinator Early Childhood Education
University of Central Florida

1985 - 1988
Assistant Professor / Faculty Director Child Development Program
Department of Early Childhood and Language School of Education Eastern Montana College

1983 - 1985
Research Assistant Professor / Academic Coordinator
UNM Child Care Co-op Department of Elementary Education, University of New Mexico

1981 - 1982
Visiting Lecturer Navajo Teacher Education Development Program
Department of Elementary Education, University of New Mexico

1980 - 1981
Director, Division of Education
Indian Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico

1979 - 1980
Early Childhood/Elementary Education Consultant
Florida State Department of Education

1978 - 1979
Graduate Assistant
Florida State University

Teacher Curriculum Development Specialist
Creative Preschool and Child Care Center, Florida

1977 - 1978
Kindergarten Teacher
Sabal Palm Elementary School, Florida

1975 - 1977
Teacher / Administrator
Creative Preschool and Child Care Center, Florida

Honors

2013 
William Henry Ruffner Alumni Award
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

2013
Author, Top Choice of the Year
Creative Child Magazine
Managing Emotional Mayhem

2013
Author, Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist
The Association of Educational Publishers
Feeling Buddies Self-Regulation Toolkit

2010
Author, Seal of Excellence
Creative Child Magazine
Best Beginnings: An Infant Care Conversation

2010
Author, Top Choice of the Year
Creative Child Magazine
Best Beginnings: An Infant Care Conversation

2010
Author, Best Parenting Book
Viewpoint
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline

2006
Author, Award Winner
iParenting Media
Shubert Rants and Raves

2004
Author, Award Winner
iParenting Media
Shubert Sees the Best

2003
Author, Award Winner
iParenting Media
Shubert is a S.T.A.R.

1996
Teaching Incentive Program Award for Teaching Excellence

April 1996
Alumni Achievement Award
Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

1994
Nominated Who's Who in American Education

1994
Distinguished Service Award for Efforts in Developing and Promoting Sponsored Research

1993
Young Educator of the Year
Phi Delta Kappa

1993
Nominated Graduate Teacher Award

1991 & 1992
Nominee National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

1990 & 1992
Course Selected for Honors Program

March 1990
Quill Membership for UCF Authors

1987
Nominated Outstanding Early Childhood Educator for the State of Montana

1987
Nominated for Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching
Eastern Montana College

1986
Outstanding Young Women of America

1986
Nomination for Northern Burlington Faculty Achievement Awards for both Teaching & Research

1982 - 1984
Excellent Teacher Evaluation List
University of New Mexico for nine consecutive semesters

1981
Certification of Excellence
Pueblo of Acoma Wise Men & Tribal Council

 
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