Jenny SpencerCertified Instructor
With over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with special needs, Jenny is a Master Teacher who specializes in providing learning opportunities that address the needs of diverse populations. She has worked with children of all ages and has a special knack for connecting with the most challenging children and helping them tap their true potential. While Jenny enjoys working with children of all ages, her sweet spot is the early childhood years!
Jill MolliMaster Instructor
Jill Molli has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Counseling. She possess the gift of delivering the important message of Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline with humor, which makes for a wonderful learning experience. Jill was selected as a Master Instructor because of her no-nonsense ability to get to the heart of a situation and her commitment to living Conscious Discipline principles at school and at home.
Kay ZastrowCertified Instructor
Kay Zastrow brings to each training decades of classroom experience with children of all ages, including those with special needs and challenging behaviors. As a teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Elementary/Middle School, Kay has practiced the skills of Conscious Discipline in her personal life and professional interactions within preschools, child cares, Head Start settings, public schools and homes. She weaves the principles of Conscious Discipline with her knowledge of sensory integration, behavioral interventions and brain development into each sought after presentation and coaching session. Within each training, she shares her documented learner success as she helps staff, parents and children integrate the skills of Conscious Discipline into their lives for a transformational experience.
Mary Margaret WilsonCertified Instructor
Mary Margaret Wilson has over 40 years of experience in early childhood education. Her experiences range from early childhood public school classroom teacher to adjunct instructor. She served as an Early Head Start/Head Start Administrator for over nine years. She has many years of experiences coaching teachers and administrators in research based practices to support positive child outcomes and school readiness. She presently serves as an early childhood training and technical assistance consultant in Texas.
Renee SutherlandCertified Instructor
Renee Sutherland, a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has worked with children, families and educators for over 30 years. As a former Preschool Teacher, Head Start Home Educator, Center Director and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist she brings practical perspective, solid knowledge and relevant stories to her trainings.
Shana SchmidtCertified Instructor
Shana Schmidt has over 20 years of experience working with challenging behaviors in homes and schools. As a Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor since 2005, Shana found her heart and continues to be a learner of the Skills. Shana’s life passion is relationships. Whether it be playing ‘mommy’ as a young girl, cheering a team on in high-school or encouraging other adults professionally, Shana has always felt the impact of healthy support.
Sue DierksCertified Instructor
Sue Dierks has over 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood education that includes classroom teaching, teacher coaching and training and program administration. Sue’s thesis work explored resiliency in Head Start preschoolers and that interest in resiliency continues today. She is currently the Director of Western Egyptian Head Start, a program with sites throughout three counties in southern Illinois.
Susan DunnCertified Instructor
Susan has worked as a professional educator for over forty years. Early Head Start, Head Start, pre-school through university level, and national/international experiences with the United States Air Force contribute valuable and varied expertise for her work with Conscious Discipline.TM Personal experience as a mother and grandmother allow her to bring practical strategies and solutions to difficult issues.