Jenny Barkac

Dr Jenny Barkac

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Billings, Montana

Jenny has earned a Doctorate Degree in Education, a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Early Childhood and Curriculum Instruction. She has been in the education field for over 28 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.

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Dr. Jenny Barkac has been in education for 30+ years as a teacher, behavior interventionist, and an adjunct professor teaching a Behavior Management Course using Conscious Discipline. Her experience as a Certified Instructor and Training and Implementation Manager for Conscious Discipline, and her commitment as a neuro-educator fuel her advocacy for improving underdeveloped executive function and tiered support.  

Jenny completed her doctoral degree at Northcentral University 2019 in Instructional Leadership and earned two master’s degrees; one in Early Childhood from Montana State University and one in Curriculum Instruction from Lesley University. Her undergraduate work took place at Montana State University where she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education. Her latest certification in Applied Neuroscience in Education was earned at Butler University in 2022.  

Jenny’s warmth and approachability combined with her extensive credentials and experience make her a powerful Instructor. Her expertise has inspired educators, administrators, students, and parents by shifting perspectives on behavior and biology.  



    30+ years of experience in the field of early education in such roles as teacher, Behavior Interventionist, Adjunct Professor, Training, and Implementation Manager  


    • Early Education
    • Executive Function and Tiered Support
    • Neuro-Education 


    • Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor
    • Applied Neuroscience in Education 


    • PhD in Instructional Leadership
    • MA in Early Childhood Education
    • MA in Curriculum Instruction
    • BA in Elementary Education