Joshua McGrawCertified Instructor
Josh is an experienced elementary educator dedicated to improving the lives of children. The overarching theme behind his work is ensuring that every child and family has access to a safe adult who cares deeply for them.
Pamela PrasherCertified Instructor
Pamela Prasher has over 18 years of classroom experience, in addition to experience as a family advocate, parent educator, early childhood presenter and with her two young boys. She specializes in working with parents and families from Native American/Tribal Communities. Pamela has presented about Conscious Discipline at state and national conferences, including presenting at a Conscious Discipline Summer Institute.
Megan Shea-BatesCertified Instructor
Megan Shea-Bates has over 10 years of experience in the classroom and in administrative roles, ranging from special education Pre-K to adults in diverse environments. She discovered Conscious Discipline as an administrator and has used those foundational practices to educate, train and coach parents, teachers and leaders.
Jennifer SmithCertified Instructor
Jennifer Smith has over 17 years of experience working in the early childhood field. Her experiences vary from research and intervention to direct classroom and home-based services for families and children birth-five. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Child Development with a Specialization in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute. For the last 10 years, Jennifer has worked in the Early Head Start/Head Start community sharing her passion for Conscious Discipline.
Annette ChastainCertified Instructor
Annette Chastain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from The Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon and lives in Redmond, Oregon. Annette provides mental health consultation, training, and coaching for Head Starts, childcare centers, Social Service agencies, Native American tribes, communities, and schools K-12. She has over 25 years of experience in outpatient mental health, day treatment, classroom settings, mental health promotion and prevention, parent training, in-home skills training, and as a certified prevention specialist.
Kelsey DonniniCertified Instructor
Kelsey Donnini has been a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor since 2013. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, both from the University of Wyoming.
Jenny BarkacCertified Instructor
Jenny has earned a Doctorate Degree in Education, a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Early Childhood and Curriculum Instruction. She has been in the education field for over 28 years as a teacher of Infant and Toddlers, Preschool, Behavior Interventionist, K-6, and is an Adjunct Professor teaching a Behavior Management Course using Conscious Discipline.
Bernadette (Bibi) Herran – BilingualCertified Instructor
Bernadette “Bibi” Heran is a licensed social worker who specializes in the social-emotional development of children and adults. Bibi has over sixteen years of experience including training and consultation for early childhood professionals of Early Head start, Head start, and community childcare settings. For the last five years Bibi has also been training and coaching […]
Diana BrownCertified Instructor
Diana Brown, M.Ed has been a professional educator since 1988. She has a B.A. from Arizona State University and an M.A. from Northern Arizona University. As a classroom teacher, she realized that managing student behavior was the number one concern of educators. The majority of classroom management systems had children asking, “What do I get […]