Velda McKenzie

Velda McKenzie

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Centralia, MO

Velda McKenzie was first introduce to Conscious Discipline when Jill Molli, the school counselor. brought it to Eugene Field. Velda did not jump on board right away. Her thoughts were “Oh no, now what?We have done Lee Canter, Madeline Hunter, behavior modification, and even developed our own checks and balances. Because of her respect and […]

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Velda McKenzie was first introduce to Conscious Discipline when Jill Molli, the school counselor. brought it to Eugene Field. Velda did not jump on board right away. Her thoughts were “Oh no, now what?We have done Lee Canter, Madeline Hunter, behavior modification, and even developed our own checks and balances. Because of her respect and friendship with Jill and her administrator she went through the motions. One day, while the administrator was in ear shot Velda used the YOU DID IT! the response from the student was life changing.Bam! She actually went home and started reading the book she was suppose to be reading. Velda cannot imagine working with children without the skills and powers of Conscious Discipline.

Velda is a 35+ veteran of the classroom. Her experiences include teaching physical education grades prek – 6th and science and reading 4th grade. She developed and implemented the pre-school program at the Children’s Therapy School. Velda has be recognized as Columbia, Missouri Teacher of the Year (1973), Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year (2000) ,and Mexico, Missouri Teacher of the Year (2004), and received the Pioneer in Education Award in 2015. Velda served on the district Professional Development Committee, Profession Learning Committee, chaired the Physical Education Department. She presently is the director of Centralia’s After-School program.

Velda McKenzie is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor. She has provided in-service trainings for large and small groups, keynotes, and classroom coaching. Velda has trained bus drivers, cafeteria workers, secretarial staff, and special area teachers (Art, Library, Music, and Physical Education) as well as classroom teachers. She has presented at PTA meeting, Parent as Teacher, State Administrator Conference, Iowa’s Foster Care Conference, Missouri Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and church parenting classes. Velda is passionate about providing teacher, parents and after school programs with the skills to respond to life’s situations rather than react.

 

 

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  • Experience

    Velda is a 35+ veteran of the classroom. Her experiences include teaching physical education grades PreK – 6th and science and reading 4th grade.

  • Specialization

    Velda specializes in PreK through Middle School, Special Areas, After-school Care, training for large and small groups, Keynotes, and coaching first year teachers.

  • Certification

    Velda is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and has received numerous honors, including the Pioneer in Education Award in 2015.

  • Education

    Velda graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor Degree in Education. She has since taken numerous graduate classes in various areas.