Abbi KruseCertified Instructor
Abbi is the founder and Executive Director of The Playing Field, an early childhood program serving children experiencing homelessness right alongside those from far more advantaged families. Prior to this role, Abbi served in a variety of ECE settings including the University of Wisconsin Preschool Lab, Head Start, and community based programs.
Amy NiemeierCertified Instructor
Amy Niemeier has been an educator for seventeen years and is currently in her seventh year as principal of Slate Run Elementary School. Amy holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University and Education Specialist degree from Indiana State University. After seeing the positive impact Conscious Discipline had on her personal life as a wife and mother as well as on children, families, and the school community since 2013, Amy has made it her mission to share Conscious Discipline with others.
Anne HoffCertified Instructor
Annie has been implementing Conscious Discipline in her personal and professional life since 2008. For over 20 years she has worked in a variety of human service and educational settings including: public and private school settings, community preschools, community mental health centers and early childhood programs.
Ashley FurnellCertified Instructor
Ashley has over 10 years of experience in the classroom and has been using Conscious Discipline since 2011. Currently an early childhood special education teacher and mother to two young girls, Ashley knows firsthand the struggles that come from raising and teaching young kids. She credits Conscious Discipline with supporting her in reaching her most challenging students and building a strong School Family. She is passionate about helping others learn Conscious Discipline in fun, creative, and relatable ways.
Cathy LancelottaCertified Instructor
Cathy Lancelotta is a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor and Director of Heritage Preschool at Heritage United Methodist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Cathy has worked in the field of early childhood for 25 years and has been a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor since 2006. Cathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Family Life and Environment from Louisiana State University. She is a member of the ACEI (Association for Child good Education International), NAEYC, Mid-America AEYC as well as the Christian Early Childhood Association of Greater Kansas City.
Dinah Lee SchallerCertified Instructor
Dinah Lee Schaller is a Licensed Master of Social Worker who partners with schools, childcare centers and educational institutions to help them develop a positive culture and climate with the use of Conscious Discipline. After spending nearly two decades in education, consultation and classroom coaching, Dinah knows what truly drives the development of a highly effective positive culture and climate for all learners and all staff. Dinah accomplishes this by connecting with the heart-beating staff and students that she is trying to help by sharing her diverse personal and professional experience by working within educational institutions in Michigan.
Jenny SpencerCertified Instructor
With over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with special needs, Jenny is a Master Teacher who specializes in providing learning opportunities that address the needs of diverse populations. She has worked with children of all ages and has a special knack for connecting with the most challenging children and helping them tap their true potential. While Jenny enjoys working with children of all ages, her sweet spot is the early childhood years!
Jill MolliMaster Instructor
Jill Molli has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Counseling. She possess the gift of delivering the important message of Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline with humor, which makes for a wonderful learning experience. Jill was selected as a Master Instructor because of her no-nonsense ability to get to the heart of a situation and her commitment to living Conscious Discipline principles at school and at home.
Joni SpencerCertified Instructor
Joni Spencer, BA, LSW has been a teacher from 8 years of age for her younger siblings. Joni dreamed about making a difference in this world by teaching and sharing her love for children in any way she could. At 38 years old she started college and graduated with a Mental Health Degree in 1994 and a Social Work degree in 1997 from Wright State University.