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.
Vicky HeplerMaster Instructor
For over 35 years, Vicky has been an early childhood educator teaching Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade and self-contained special needs for children with autism. Along with her position as a resource teacher for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida, these experiences enable her to understand what educators deal with on a daily basis. Her classroom is a nationwide model for Conscious Discipline implementation and has been featured in professional development videos.
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.
Anne HoffCertified Instructor
Annie has been implementing Conscious Discipline in her personal and professional life since 2008. For over 20 years she has worked in a variety of human service and educational settings including: public and private school settings, community preschools, community mental health centers and early childhood programs.
Stephanie HolmesCertified Instructor
Stephanie brings a wealth of international experience with children, having over 25 years of experience teaching primary and secondary students in Europe and most recently in Grenada. She loves working with vulnerable children as she brought Conscious Discipline to her children at school and at home as a mother of two. Practicing Conscious Discipline is a way of life for Stephanie.
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.
Steve HummerCertified Instructor
Steve Hummer is a husband, father, and experienced high school Social Studies teacher who came to Conscious Discipline through his wife, who works for Loving Guidance, LLC. He attended the Infant/Toddler Institute to become a better father and quickly realized how Conscious Discipline could be modified for use in his high school classroom. He continues to re-tool and refine the skills to better suit the needs of secondary students.
Kim JacksonMaster Instructor
Kim Jackson is a master teacher who is dedicated to providing the very best learning experiences possible for each child in her care. She graduated from Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching and coaching in the public schools of North and South Carolina for over 23 years and is a national trainer and keynote speaker.
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.