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 […]
Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo (Bilingual)Master Instructor
Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education and is a talented trainer who has worked extensively with special needs children. In fact, her special education classroom was recognized as a Conscious Discipline model classroom by Dr. Becky Bailey and the Miami-Dade County Public School District. Because Dr. Bailey recognized Elizabeth’s commitment to Conscious Discipline and her ability to share her expertise with others, she invited Elizabeth to become a Master Instructor.
Katja von Elbe (Bilingual)Certified Instructor
Katja von Elbe’s understanding of and inspiration from her daily practice of Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline program as both a trainer and a parent captivates her audiences. Her expertise has evolved from twenty years of teaching in urban school settings and working with families functioning under a variety of modern stressors.
Laura Angulo (Bilingual)Certified Instructor
Laura Angulo was born in Bogotá Colombia and was raised in Florida where she graduated from High School and went on to study Psychology and Special Education at the University of Miami. After working as a Special Education teacher in the Broward County public school system with children with severe and moderate cognitive disabilities, she realized the fundamental importance of early intervention and obtained her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education at UM. During her years at the University of Miami and through her practicum experience in Special Education pre-k classrooms Laura was first introduced to Conscious Discipline in 2004. Her formal training began in 2006 when after attending a two day session with Becky Bailey in Miami, Laura knew that this was the “better way” she wanted to follow and spread.
Lety Valero (Bilingual)Master Instructor
Lety Valero has been an enthusiastic, innovative and committed educator for over 25 years. She served as a teacher, assistant principal, and the director of a preschool at an international school in Mexico City, Mexico. She is a Conscious Discipline Master Instructor and national presenter with an M.S. in International Education. Lety is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Paola SalcedoCertified Instructor
Paola Salcedo is an award-winning teacher specializing in Early Childhood and Bilingual Education with over 15 years of experience in the classroom. She has worked as a Conscious Discipline coach at a Title I school in Houston ISD since 2015, where she has successfully implemented bilingual parent involvement programs. Paola is currently pursuing a master’s degree in School Counseling. A mother of four, she experiences the successes and challenges of the Conscious Discipline journey firsthand at home and at school.