Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors
- 4th-6th Grade Teachers
- Administrative Training/Coaching
- Childcare Administrators
- Classroom Coaching
- Early Head Start Administration
- Elementary School Administration
- Elementary School Teachers
- Foster Care
- Head Start Administration
- Head Start Teachers
- Infant/Toddler Teachers
- Kindergarten - 2nd
- Mental Health Professionals
- Middle School 6th-8th
- Middle/High School Administration
- Mission Expansion
- Other Areas of Specialization
- PreK/K Teachers
- Preschool/Childcare Teachers
- School-wide Implementation
- Special Needs
- Upper Elementary - 3rd-5th
Tanyelle HannahCertified Instructor
Tanyelle is a mother, sister, friend, and transformational principal. She has dedicated her time and talents to ensuring the whole child and educator are holistically nurtured and are valued for successful academic outcomes. She earned the “Game Changer” award for her exceptional work in Realizing the vision in their school, Closing the achievement gap, and/or […]
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. […]
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 a college student and part-time preschool teacher, Kenedria was first introduced to Conscious Discipline by Certified Instructor, Nicole Mercer. Kenedria has always had a passion for connecting with children and seeing them as able, and deserving of love and intentional learning. The introduction to the seven skills and structures for classroom management enhanced her teaching while working in faith based preschool programs and in-home child care.
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.
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.
Laura AbbeCertified Instructor
Laura works with early childhood professionals and parents to help them create an environment of optimal social and emotional growth for children. She is passionate about supporting adults by offering the safety and connection they inherently need, yet may not have experienced fully in their own childhood. Laura builds her life’s work on the concept that offering to others what we need (or have needed) creates a path of healing and a sense of peace through which we are empowered to positively impact the lives of children, students, families, communities and world.
Afton SchleiffCertified Instructor
Afton is passionate about helping teenagers and those who support and care for them. Her 15+ years of experience in secondary level teaching and administration infuses her work with an understanding of the demands educators and administrators face, and enables her to realistically demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate it all with Conscious Discipline.
Brooke HaberleCertified Instructor
Growing up, school was a challenging place for Brooke to learn and connect with others. As an adult, she found the power to connect with hard-to-reach students and educators through Conscious Discipline, and uses her childhood experiences as a driving force to facilitate change.