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.
Amanda Bagwell is a wife, teacher, consultant and mother of four. She has an undergraduate degree in business and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Amanda is a certified educator in 3 states and has been teaching since 2004. She became a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor in 2011 and has even taught Conscious Discipline internationally.
Amparo Morillas, is a noteworthy bilingual educator. She leads with 25 years of experience as a teacher for infant and toddlers of all cognitive levels, including those with special needs. Amparo has been Certified and practicing Conscious Disciple for over 10 years as an instructor, mother and active grandmother. Her experience both within and outside […]
Amy Decker has been a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor since 2010. She conducts Conscious Discipline classes, book studies and empowerment groups focusing on the latest research for wiring up children’s brains to help parents and caregivers use connecting activities to instill impulse control, willingness, cooperation, and self-regulation. She also works with school center’s staff, training and coaching them how to implement Conscious Discipline’s brain-based strategies and techniques into their teaching practices.
Amy Zolessi has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. As a parent of three young boys and an early childhood educator for 10 years, Amy Zolessi knows children. She understands the challenges of parenting and teaching first hand and how Conscious Discipline can help parents and educators deal with those challenges. As a teacher, she inspired her staff and implemented Conscious Discipline school-wide at her former school.
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.
For more than 12 years Ashley Cooper has dedicated herself to working with young children, not only in the classroom setting but also as part of an elementary school administrative team and as the mother of two young girls. Ashley is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and she established Connected At Last, LLC in 2015 as a way to help educators, parents and caregivers transform their relationships with children using Conscious Discipline®. Ashley does this through professional development opportunities, classroom coaching, parent workshops and individual family coaching sessions.
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.
Bernadette “Bibi” Herran is a licensed social worker who specializes in the social-emotional development of children and adults. Bibi has over sixteen years of experience including training and consultation for early childhood professionals of Early Head start, Head start, and community childcare settings. For the last five years Bibi has also been training and coaching […]
For over 20 years, Beth Anspach, founder of Pathways to Learning, Inc., has worked with children birth through 7 and their caregivers in a parent-participatory class setting. During that time, Beth also taught in preschool classrooms and provided workshops to parents and teachers of children birth through elementary age across the United States, inspiring them […]