Leslie GrothCertified Instructor
The implementation of Conscious Discipline® with fidelity is so essential to Leslie Groth. To insure this fidelity she has attended and assisted in the week long Summer Institutes every year since 2009. She has also elevated her learning at the week long Advanced Institutes. Over the years she has attended numerous one and two day workshops with Dr. Becky Bailey and the Master Instructors. These comprehensive experiences have advanced her Conscious Discipline knowledge, so that she can bring her workshop participants the most current brain research and CD skills.
Helen GudaCertified Instructor
Helen Guda is director of her own consultancy Develop to Grow, which is born out of a passion for the development of people and is based on a firm belief that human growth is the way to personal and collective success.
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 […]
Mandy HeroldCertified Instructor
Mandy has been the Headmistress (Principal) at a leading independent school in Johannesburg for the last 10 years. She is mom to two beautiful children, Robyn (11) and Ryan (13) and a proud wife to Garreth. Mandy has been working in Independent Schools, both pre-k and elementary, with children aged 3-9 for 18 years. Mandy sits on the Board of Directors at a local Pre-Primary School.
Karen HickmanMaster Instructor
Karen Hickman has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been in the field of education for over 25 years, including teaching grades 4-6 in public school, operating an in-home preschool program for ten years and teaching as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri-Columbia. Karen also has background experience as a Certified High/Scope Trainer and a Certified High/Scope Teacher. In 2003, the Central Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children honored Karen with the Outstanding Early Childhood Professional Award.
Kim HughesMaster Instructor
Kim Hughes is a 30+ year veteran of education with master’s degrees in both Elementary Education and School Leadership/Administration. She was awarded the 1999-2000 North Carolina Teacher of the Year Award. Kim excels in providing engaging, informative events for educators and administrators of children infant through elementary age.
Susan KirbyCertified Instructor
Susan Kirby graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. After a career in the financial services industry, she became a stay-at-home mom caring for her two sons, Nick and Thomas. After they entered elementary school, became a tireless volunteer and substitute teacher. Susan has always been comfortable working with children and this gift didn’t escape the Preschool Director at her church, who quickly offered her a position in the Kindergarten classroom. Thus began Susan’s journey of classroom teaching. Ten years later, Susan was offered the position of part-time Parent Educator at Clemson Road Child Development Center, a Title One 4K program in Richland School District 2 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Abbi KruseCertified Instructor
Abbi is the founder and Executive Director of The Playing Field, an early childhood program serving children experiencing homelessness right alongside those from far more advantaged families. Prior to this role, Abbi served in a variety of ECE settings including the University of Wisconsin Preschool Lab, Head Start, and community based programs.
Cathy LancelottaCertified Instructor
Cathy Lancelotta is a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor and Director of Heritage Preschool at Heritage United Methodist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Cathy has worked in the field of early childhood for 25 years and has been a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor since 2006. Cathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Family Life and Environment from Louisiana State University. She is a member of the ACEI (Association for Child good Education International), NAEYC, Mid-America AEYC as well as the Christian Early Childhood Association of Greater Kansas City.