Mandy Lloyd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Virginia Tech. She has been a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor since 2007, and was invited by Dr. Becky Bailey to be a National trainer in 2012.
Mandy was first introduced to Conscious Discipline® in August of 2003, when she was the Lead Teacher of a 4-year-old inclusive classroom at a small NAEYC-accredited private child care center. She soon discovered that Conscious Discipline® is a program that works! She was promoted to Assistant Director, a position she held for 4 years, until she was promoted to Director. As the Assistant Director and then as Director, Mandy helped to implement the Conscious Discipline® program in all of the classrooms with children ages three months to five years and created a positive school climate where collaboration and problem-solving were valued among the staff and families.
In July 2013, Mandy resigned from her full-time job in order to provide a better work-life balance for her family, which includes her husband and two children. She enjoys staying connected in the field of early childhood education by volunteering at her daughter’s elementary school, participating in her son’s cooperative preschool program, serving on the Children’s Council at her church, as well as providing training to teachers and parents throughout the Northern Virginia area, the state of Virginia, and nationally.
Mandy’s trainings have been described as “fun and interactive.” Participants are encouraged to connect with each other through music and movement and small group discussions. Teachers and parents appreciate and relate to the real-life examples Mandy shares from her home and time in classrooms. Mandy has a passion to share the Conscious Discipline® program with teachers and parents so that they, too, can experience more loving, connected interactions with the children in their lives and know the peace that comes from self-control.×