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.
Bernadette Heran (Bilingual)Certified Instructor
Bernadette “Bibi” Herran 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 […]
Diana NelsonCertified Instructor
Diana Nelson earned a Master’s degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. She has been in the field of education for over 15 years, including teaching grades K-12 in both the public and private sector. Diana’s teaching experiences span across administration, classroom teaching and curriculum development. She shares her passion for Conscious Discipline within her community in South Bay Los Angeles teaching parents, students, teachers and administrators. Diana is supported by her loving husband and two young children.
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.
Jenny BarkacCertified Instructor
Jenny Barkac has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has been in the education field for over 25 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.
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.