Kay Zastrow brings to each training decades of classroom experience with children of all ages, including those with special needs and challenging behaviors. As a teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Elementary/Middle School, Kay has practiced the skills of Conscious Discipline in her personal life and professional interactions within preschools, child cares, Head Start settings, public schools and homes. She weaves the principles of Conscious Discipline with her knowledge of sensory integration, behavioral interventions and brain development into each sought after presentation and coaching session. Within each training, she shares her documented learner success as she helps staff, parents and children integrate the skills of Conscious Discipline into their lives for a transformational experience.
Her presentations have been experienced as keynote, breakout and two-day sessions at the state, national and international levels, [including 15 years as a presenter at NAEYC, (National Association for the Education of Young Children) National Conferences] as well as through college courses.
She has participated in over 900 face-to-face hours of learning about and sharing Conscious Discipline with Dr. Becky Bailey in single sessions and week-long trainings over the past 15 plus years. Kay’s clear, compassionate, humorous and engaging style finds attendees saying, “the time just flew by” as they leave the training believing that they can implement their learning immediately.
Kay is a Wisconsin Teacher of the Year and a recipient of a Herb Kohl Fellowship. Early on in her career she was given the Outstanding Young Educator Award by the Green Bay Jaycees’ and later received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Green Bay Public Schools.
As the owner of Teaching Loving Discipline, LLC, Kay holds a master educator license and is certified as a Conscious Discipline trainer and coach by Dr. Bailey. Kay is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). She has conducted research in pursuit of her doctorate and holds a Professional Development Certification from the University of Wisconsin. Kay has experience as an administrative liaison, autism support specialist and transition facilitator. She has served on the Advisory Council for the Superintendent of Schools of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Together, she and her husband Michael have parented their now adult six children and are blessed with seven amazing grandchildren.
Bring back the joy of teaching and learning with Kay’s lively and interactive presentations customized to meet the needs of audiences of any size, whether familiar with or new to Conscious Discipline.×