Barbara LandonCertified Instructor
Barbara Landon teaches bioethics at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She has been teaching Conscious Discipline in Grenada and in the Caribbean since 2009 and has been a CDCI since 2013. She is co-recipient of a Canada Grand Challenges Saving Brains grant, which aims to teach Conscious Discipline in Grenada to help prevent corporal punishment. She has worked with UNICEF, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and numerous NGOs to promote healthy neurodevelopment in the region. She also teaches mindfulness in the SGU community and several courses in SGU’s graduate program in community clinical psychology.
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.
Juana MoralesCertified Instructor
Juana is a mother, a wife, psychologist and educator living in Bogota, Colombia. She has been working for 27 years with children and their families in her private clinical practice and her child development center Vueltacanela as a director. She has specialized in emotional regulation, ADHD, impulsivity, parenting and early childhood. She loves helping families and teachers connect with their children.
Lina ParedesCertified Instructor
Lina has been using Conscious Discipline as a professional in the field of education for more than ten years. Her experience working with children and families in the area of special education and regular education has equipped her with a clear understanding of the unique needs of both populations and the usefulness of the program.
Shana SchmidtCertified Instructor
Shana Schmidt holds a masters degree in counseling with over 25 years working with children, adults, and families. Her professional career brings tons extensive experience in early childhood mental health and healing trauma to draw participants closer to who they want to be and how they want to serve others.
Jennifer SmithCertified Instructor
Jennifer Smith has over 17 years of experience working in the early childhood field. Her experiences vary from research and intervention to direct classroom and home-based services for families and children birth-five. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Child Development with a Specialization in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute. For the last 10 years, Jennifer has worked in the Early Head Start/Head Start community sharing her passion for 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.
Megan WhittemoreCertified Instructor
Megan Whittemore is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice near St. Louis, MO. She earned her PhD and Master’s degree in School Psychology from The Ohio State University and also holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. Dr. Whittemore has experience training teachers (infant through High School), administrators, parents and mental health professionals. She has presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention as well as the Ohio Safe Schools Summit.
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.