MAEd, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer
With over 30 years’ experience in education, I love to consult with schools around administration, curriculum, and implementation of the Positive Discipline model. Using my experience as an owner and operator of three accredited Montessori schools in Boise, Idaho for 17 years, I enjoy helping Montessori schools with curriculum integration and teacher collaboration. I also work as a Montessori teacher trainer at Westminster College.
While my work as a Positive Discipline and Montessori trainer has been in the US and abroad, my favorite place to work is in my community of Boise, Idaho. When home, I regularly offer classes to parents and teachers and provide one on one coaching. It is through my experiences as a classroom teacher, administrator, trainer, and most importantly, a parent of two daughters, that I draw upon stories and experiences to help others. I also help businesses using my skills as a facilitator of Empowering People in the Workplace.
I hold a certificate in Adlerian Studies through the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology and a Montessori credential for kids ages 2-12. Currently I enjoy serving as a Co-Board Chair for the Positive Discipline Association and as a Co-Chair of the Educators Section of North American Adlerian Society of Adlerian Psychologists (NASAP).
Positive Discipline Trainer, BA Business and Marketing
I have spent 17 years as an owner/operator of three accredited Montessori schools in Boise, Idaho. With a degree in Business with an emphasis on Marketing and Management I have always been amazed by how much I use what I learned about business when teaching parenting classes! Since many of the philosophies are identical, I also enjoy using my training as a facilitator of Empowering People in the Workplace. I have taught classes to parents and teachers for the last 15 years as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and am one of the few instructors that has a specialized “Dad’s Class.” In addition, I hold a Certificate in Adlerian Studies through the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology.
I consult with schools, businesses, and individuals on subjects ranging from building layout, maximizing profit, staff morale and team building to parenting and marriage coaching. My work has included the service industry, advertising, sales, management, human resources, and the operation of schools. Currently I am the Executive Vice President of Stream2Sea, a passion project geared to reduce toxins in both oceans and humans through the production and sales of tested and proven healthy sun and body care products.