Kristin Abel

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Orlando, Florida

My Conscious Discipline journey began while I was teaching 5th grade at Fern Creek Elementary in Orlando, FL. Conscious Discipline has been an integral part of my classroom and personal life for over 15 years. It has been an amazing journey.

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I enjoy working with teachers, school leaders and students to show them the way on the Conscious Discipline path! For me, creating a safe and structured environment is the foundation to build a Conscious Discipline classroom. Conscious Discipline has helped me teach my students to understand what they are feeling and how to use their big voices!

I have been working in Orange County Public Schools for 24 years. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. I have also been a Curriculum Resource Teacher.

Helping my students become life-long readers is always my goal as an educator. Because of this love of reading, I have recently taken a position as a reading coach in an elementary school in Orlando. I am also working on becoming an assistant principal with my district.

I am Nationally Board Certified and have my reading endorsement with the State of Florida. I earned my Master’s Degree with the University of Florida in Educational Leadership and I am looking forward to using Conscious Discipline in a school-wide capacity as an assistant principal.

I am a Florida native! I love reading and discussing children’s books with my students and my peers. Also my dog, Annie and I volunteer as a therapy team at Orlando Health in Orlando.



    Kristin’s teaching career began in 1993 for Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Florida in elementary classrooms. At Fern Creek Elementary, she was a part of the Conscious Discipline implementation team.


    Kristin specializes in intermediate grade teachers and coaches educators on building effective implementation teams to support their Conscious Discipline journey.


    Kristin is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, National Board Certified Teacher, Thinking Maps Trainer, and is ESOL Certified (FL).


    Kristin earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida.