Carmen Bernard (Bilingual)Certified Instructor
For more than 16 years, Carmen Bernard has dedicated herself to working with young children and families in many diverse settings, providing coaching in both English and Spanish. She coaches not only in the classroom, but also in homes, hospitals, the juvenile justice system, family court and foster care system. Though varied, her passion for […]
Cathy LancelottaCertified Instructor
Cathy Lancelotta is a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor and Director of Heritage Preschool at Heritage United Methodist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Cathy has worked in the field of early childhood for 25 years and has been a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor since 2006. Cathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Family Life and Environment from Louisiana State University. She is a member of the ACEI (Association for Child good Education International), NAEYC, Mid-America AEYC as well as the Christian Early Childhood Association of Greater Kansas City.
Diana NelsonCertified Instructor
Diana Nelson earned a Master’s degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. She has been in the field of education for over 15 years, including teaching grades K-12 in both the public and private sector. Diana’s teaching experiences span across administration, classroom teaching and curriculum development. She shares her passion for Conscious Discipline within her community in South Bay Los Angeles teaching parents, students, teachers and administrators. Diana is supported by her loving husband and two young children.
Dinah Lee SchallerCertified Instructor
Dinah Lee Schaller is a Licensed Master of Social Worker who partners with schools, childcare centers and educational institutions to help them develop a positive culture and climate with the use of Conscious Discipline. After spending nearly two decades in education, consultation and classroom coaching, Dinah knows what truly drives the development of a highly effective positive culture and climate for all learners and all staff. Dinah accomplishes this by connecting with the heart-beating staff and students that she is trying to help by sharing her diverse personal and professional experience by working within educational institutions in Michigan.
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.
Jennifer SkrivanekCertified Instructor
Jennifer Arnold Skrivanek graduated from Texas A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelors Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her first teaching experience was in third grade in Bryan Texas. After spending time at home caring for her young children she returned to teaching and worked in a church preschool setting for five years. Jennifer then returned to the public-school setting in Bryan, Texas teaching Kindergarten for eight years.
Jenny BarkacCertified Instructor
Jenny Barkac has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has been in the education field for over 25 years as a teacher of Infant and Toddlers, Preschool, Behavior Interventionist, K-6, and is an Adjunct Professor teaching a Behavior Management Course using Conscious Discipline.
Jill MolliMaster Instructor
Jill Molli has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Counseling. She possess the gift of delivering the important message of Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline with humor, which makes for a wonderful learning experience. Jill was selected as a Master Instructor because of her no-nonsense ability to get to the heart of a situation and her commitment to living Conscious Discipline principles at school and at home.
Jonathan EastmanCertified Instructor
Jonathan Eastman has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has taught Pre-K to 2nd grade and has worked for many years as a children’s entertainer, storyteller and games-master. Jonathan employs that playful dynamic of sharing Conscious Discipline® and cooperative play activities with school staff, parent groups and organizations that value social-emotional intelligence. What he loves most is to engage with children. He is a master trainer with the Palm Beach County Early Childhood Registry and a program consultant for the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida.