Sharon Ellerbrook’s Conscious Discipline journey began in 2016 at a National Association of the Education of Young Children conference. From the moment she walked into the first session, she found herself completely taken over by the presenter on stage who seemed to be speaking an entirely different language about meeting the needs of children when […]
Wynonna ToeainaCertified Instructor
Wynonna Toeaina honors her culture by acknowledging her people, homeland, and life-givers. She comes from the Sicangu (see-chan-goo) Rosebud Lakota Sioux people. Her mother is Rosebud Sioux, her father is Hidatsa from the Three Affiliated Tribes, and her stepmother is Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. Wynonna has a deep passion and a personal stake in reaching […]
Hertia MimsCertified Instructor
Hertia Mims is a Dayton, Ohio native, a wife to Theodis Mims and mother of three leading daughters. Hertia has worked in early childhood education for 27 years. After teaching in private, public and Head Start programs, she began providing mentoring, support, professional development, and coaching to early childhood educators for Preschool Promise. She specializes in social emotional learning. She is CLASS observer, Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member and Sinclair College graduate and entrepreneur.
Dr. Valerie J. ParkerCertified Instructor
Dr. Valerie J. Parker is passionate about working with others to improve the quality of education for underprivileged and historically marginalized students. This dedication has driven her 10+ years in education and her current role as an Assistant Principal at Langley Elementary School in Washington D.C. Dr. Parker’s previous positions as a general/special education teacher […]
Latoria MarcellusCertified Instructor
Latoria G. Marcellus has more than 18 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and coach. As a champion for education, Latoria created a two-generation nonprofit organization to uplift students and families in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. She also served as an equity coach to school districts in Montgomery County, […]
Crystal HowardCertified Instructor
Crystal Howard is an aunt, sister, and friend with 26 years of experience in childcare. She has a M.A. in Talent and Development from Tusculum University and will obtain her Women Lead Certificate from the University of Dayton in August 2023. Crystal is a catalyst for change using her passion for coaching to empower others.
Yvonne WatkinsCertified Instructor
Yvonne Watkins is a mom of three and has over 22 years of experience in education. She has an M.S. in Management and B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She discovered Conscious Discipline while working as a Lead preschool teacher at a Head Start program. When first introduced to Conscious Discipline, she believed Conscious Discipline was […]
Tanyelle L. HannahCertified Instructor
Tanyelle L. Hannah takes an integrated approach to parenting and to education. As a mother, sister, friend and currently a transformational principal at Mays Academy, she has dedicated her time and talents over her 40+ years in education to ensure that the whole child and the whole educator are holistically nurtured and valued. She believes […]