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.
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.
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.
Joshua McGrawCertified Instructor
Josh is an experienced elementary educator dedicated to improving the lives of children. The overarching theme behind his work is ensuring that every child and family has access to a safe adult who cares deeply for them.
Tabatha RosproyCertified Instructor
Tabatha is a career early childhood educator with 12+ years of experience working in Head Start, center-based early education, home-based services for birth through three years old and as a public school preK teacher. She is known for helping create a unique preschool program housed in a retirement community and nursing home, where students interact with community residents who serve as volunteer “grandmas” and “grandpas.”
Beth SchendelCertified Instructor
Beth is a dynamic trainer who works extensively with early childhood educators, instructional coaches, administrators and leadership teams to embed Conscious Discipline into their educational cultures. Beth’s expertise builds on more than fifteen years in the field of education as a childcare and preschool teacher, an instructional coach and a principal.
Cristen SassiCertified Instructor
Cristen Sassi is an energetic presenter, trainer and coach with a passion for working with educators and students who experience behavioral challenges that stem from trauma or chronic stress. Her substantial understanding of child development, sensory integration, sensory processing, neuroscience, trauma-informed approaches and Conscious Discipline provides a foundation from which she helps adults and children reach their fullest potential.
Jennie GriesCertified Instructor
Jennie excels in leading teams in Conscious Discipline implementation and has served as the Conscious Discipline Action Team Leader in her school for the past 10 years. Her school has maintained a “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” ranking for the Wisconsin State School Report Card since reaching fidelity with Conscious Discipline and hosted a Conscious Discipline National 2-Day Event as a model school in 2021.
Selwaan MahmoudCertified Instructor
Selwaan Mahmoud is a lifelong educator and a parent who has always believed in the power of positive intent and the importance of critical thinking. She has worked with students as young as two months in nurseries to adults in large school systems. She has trained and coached administrators, teachers, students and parents in training and implementing Conscious Discipline school wide.