Nicholas OinonenCertified Instructor
It takes someone special to find their sweet spot as a Middle School Educator; that is why we’re so thrilled to have Nicholas Oinonen as a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor. Nicholas strongly believes in the healing power of Conscious Discipline in the middle school years and has the experience to prove it. He is certified […]
Hertia MimsCertified Instructor
Hertia Mims is a Dayton, Ohio native, a wife to Theodis Mims and mother of three leading daughters. Hertia has worked in early childhood education for 27 years. After teaching in private, public and Head Start programs, she began providing mentoring, support, professional development, and coaching to early childhood educators for Preschool Promise. She specializes in social emotional learning. She is CLASS observer, Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member and Sinclair College graduate and entrepreneur.
Dr. Valerie J. ParkerCertified Instructor
Dr. Valerie J. Parker is passionate about working with others to improve the quality of education for underprivileged and historically marginalized students. This dedication has driven her 10+ years in education and her current role as an Assistant Principal at Langley Elementary School in Washington D.C. Dr. Parker’s previous positions as a general/special education teacher […]
Latoria MarcellusCertified Instructor
Latoria G. Marcellus has more than 18 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and coach. As a champion for education, Latoria created a two-generation nonprofit organization to uplift students and families in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. She also served as an equity coach to school districts in Montgomery County, […]
Yvonne WatkinsCertified Instructor
Yvonne Watkins is a mom of three and has over 22 years of experience in education. She has an M.S. in Management and B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She discovered Conscious Discipline while working as a Lead preschool teacher at a Head Start program. When first introduced to Conscious Discipline, she believed Conscious Discipline was […]
Tonya ByousCertified Instructor
Tonya is dedicated to the field of education. She is an advocate, instructor, coach, and mentor. Her introduction to Conscious Discipline was life changing. Tonya’s focus is to ensure that educators have access to transformational information and to be the support to help them sharped skills. She lives by the moto: Charity first, service to […]
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.