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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Kristen BalhoffCertified Instructor
Motivated by the developmental differences of her own children at home, Kristen left her original career to learn about supporting children with unique social/emotional profiles. She immediately fell in love with Conscious Discipline’s adult-first and relationship-based approach to parenting. Based on brain science, Conscious Discipline benefits all families, and Kristen has developed practical strategies for […]
Cecilia ZuletaCertified Instructor
Cecilia Zuleta is an international speaker who specializes in early childhood education and all those who support the healthy development of children. Clinical psychology, child development, emotional regulation and neuroscience in early childhood are among her areas of expertise. Cecilia presents all of her materials in Spanish. Cecila has a private practice as a psychologist. […]
Melissa ChrismanCertified Instructor
As a young girl, Melissa knew education was her calling. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, she attended the University of Dayton where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education preK-3rd grade and a master’s degree in special education.
Amanda SpightCertified Instructor
Amanda Spight is a presenter who thrives on creating spaces where all stakeholders feel safe to show up as their whole selves and supporting leaders in doing the same within their communities. She is a wife, a mother, a dynamic leader and an authentic presenter.
Jennie GriesCertified Instructor
Jennie excels in leading teams in Conscious Discipline implementation and has served as the Conscious Discipline Action Team Leader in her school for the past 10 years. Her school has maintained a “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” ranking for the Wisconsin State School Report Card since reaching fidelity with Conscious Discipline and hosted a Conscious Discipline National 2-Day Event as a model school in 2021.
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 and Ryan, and a proud wife to Garreth. Mandy has been working in Independent Schools, both Pre-K and elementary, with children aged 3-9 for 20 years. Mandy sits on the Board of Directors at a local Pre-Primary School. She is part of the leadership team of the Conscious Parenting Association South Africa and a member of the Association for Coaching.