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 […]
Tonya ByousCertified Instructor
Tonya is dedicated to the field of education. She is an advocate, instructor, coach, and mentor. Her introduction to Conscious Discipline was life changing. Tonya’s focus is to ensure that educators have access to transformational information and to be the support to help them sharped skills. She lives by the moto: Charity first, service to […]
Heidi WhiteCertified Instructor
Heidi has devoted her career to supporting the healthy growth and development of children and staff, serving first as a teacher, then as a principal, and ultimately as the director of a school district early learning program and a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor.
Kenedria ThurmanCertified Instructor
As Director of Florida A&M University’s Educational Research Center for Childhood Development Kenedria is committed to learning and teaching brain-based approaches. She executes her vision for “developing lifelong learners, the Rattler way,” by merging her school program’s legacy with Conscious Discipline’s School Family model.
Anita CraigheadCertified Instructor
Anita Craighead is a mother of two and licensed early childhood teacher with a preschool special needs endorsement. She has over 25 years of experience working with preschool children and over 17 years of experience working with adult learners.
Beth SchendelCertified Instructor
Beth is a dynamic trainer who works extensively with early childhood educators, instructional coaches, administrators and leadership teams to embed Conscious Discipline into their educational cultures. Beth’s expertise builds on more than fifteen years in the field of education as a childcare and preschool teacher, an instructional coach and a principal.
Edna MedranoCertified Instructor
Edna has more than 15 years of experience in Early Childhood and supporting children, families and educators. After being introduced to Conscious Discipline, Edna embraced it and first began applying it in her personal life as a wife and parent to three children. Her professional experience comes from working in Early Head Start providing support to staff in family services, education and most recently as a home based specialist. She has a passion for helping others and is committed to strengthening families. Edna holds a B.A. in Social Work and a M.S. in Family Studies.
Selwaan MahmoudCertified Instructor
Selwaan Mahmoud is a lifelong educator and a parent who has always believed in the power of positive intent and the importance of critical thinking. She has worked with students as young as two months in nurseries to adults in large school systems. She has trained and coached administrators, teachers, students and parents in training and implementing Conscious Discipline school wide.
Cheryl CotterCertified Instructor
Cheryl Cotter is a wife, mother and special educator with over 29 years of experience. Cheryl discovered Conscious Discipline when she was looking for a better way to support her son. She had followed all the doctors’ recommendations for behavior management tools; nothing was working. She learned about Conscious Discipline at a training in New Hampshire and never looked back.