Kristin AbelCertified Instructor
My Conscious Discipline journey began while I was teaching 5th grade at Fern Creek Elementary in Orlando, FL. Conscious Discipline has been an integral part of my classroom and personal life for over 15 years. It has been an amazing journey.
Katie AhearnCertified Instructor
Katie Ahearn believes in education that promotes meeting the child where they are at after addressing her own adult self first. She is an educator who loves the next challenge and to go against the status quo. State officials, district personnel, and any other observers who walk into her planning, classrooms, and trainings describe it as innovative and transformational because of the connection and love apparent in the environment. Education is truly the great equalizer, when schools are safe, connected, and work to solve problems.
Amy AllenCertified Instructor
Amy Allen has been a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor since 2010. She conducts Conscious Discipline classes, book studies and empowerment groups focusing on the latest research for wiring up children’s brains to help parents and caregivers use connecting activities to instill impulse control, willingness, cooperation, and self-regulation. She also works with school center’s staff, training and coaching them how to implement Conscious Discipline’s brain-based strategies and techniques into their teaching practices.
Jen ArndtCertified Instructor
Jen is a wife, mother, and early childhood educator with over 10 years of experience. She discovered
Conscious Discipline her first year of teaching and has applied it in her professional and personal life ever since. She has worked in public and private elementary schools, pre-k classrooms, and most recently with her young son. Jen graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and an M.Ed. in Language and Literacy.
Amanda BagwellCertified Instructor
Amanda Bagwell is a wife, teacher, consultant and mother of four. She has an undergraduate degree in business and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Amanda is a certified educator in 3 states and has been teaching since 2004. She became a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor in 2011 and has even taught Conscious Discipline internationally.
Mindy BeckerCertified Instructor
Mindy, founder of Grow With Us Academy LLC, has been working with children and families since 1990. As a Barry University Suma Cum Lade graduate, she majored in Exceptional Student Education (ESE). She was first introduced to Conscious Discipline® in 2001 where she used some of the strategies with medically fragile children while working at Children’s Rehab Network. After receiving her teaching degree Mindy started working at the Pre-Kindergarten ESE District Office in Miami-Dade County substituting in the demonstration classrooms, helping with the assistive technology team, and teaching at various PPEC’s (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care).
Polly BeebeCertified Instructor
Polly Beebe has over 32 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Her roles have included Pre-K Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher and Early Childhood Resource Teacher.
Carmen Bernard (Bilingual)Certified Instructor
For more than 16 years, Carmen Bernard has dedicated herself to working with young children and families in many diverse settings, providing coaching in both English and Spanish. She coaches not only in the classroom, but also in homes, hospitals, the juvenile justice system, family court and foster care system. Though varied, her passion for […]
Kristi Cheyney-CollanteCertified Instructor
Kristi Cheyney-Collante, an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, makes her home in North Central Florida. She is also a wife, mother and counts her big blended family (a husband, five children/step-children, three dogs, and a cat) as both her greatest joy and her own personal laboratory for daily learning how to be more conscious.