Jen ArndtCertified Instructor
Jen is a wife, mother, and early childhood educator with over 10 years of experience. She discovered
Conscious Discipline her first year of teaching and has applied it in her professional and personal life ever since. She has worked in public and private elementary schools, pre-k classrooms, and most recently with her young son. Jen graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and an M.Ed. in Language and Literacy.
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!
Nicole MercerCertified Instructor
Nicole Mercer is passionate about empowering parents and educators with skills and information that allow them to bring the best of who they are to classroom and home. She has been integrating and practicing the skills of Conscious Discipline in her personal and work life since 2003. Nicole was an early childhood teacher for 15 […]
Sue DierksCertified Instructor
Sue Dierks has over 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood education that includes classroom teaching, parent engagement, teacher coaching and training as well as program administration. Sue’s thesis work explored resiliency in Head Start preschoolers and that interest in resiliency continues today through her work with Conscious Discipline.
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.
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.
Mary MassonCertified Instructor
Mary Masson comes to you as a presenter who understands children’s growth and development and adults’ needs in nurturing them. Her keen insight has been honed in over 35 years as a PK-elementary teacher, teacher-parent educator and as a mom and grandma. Her gift of storytelling and sense of humor help her provide meaningful opportunities for professional development and coaching for teachers and administrators as well as parent workshops.
Mandy LloydCertified Instructor
Mandy’s trainings have been described as “fun and interactive.” Participants are encouraged to connect with each other through music and movement and small group discussions. Teachers and parents appreciate and relate to the real-life examples Mandy shares from her home and time in classrooms.
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 several other 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.