Conscious Discipline:

The School Family as a Model for Access and Equity

Friday, March 15th, 2024
Saturday, March 16th. 2024

This two day Conscious Discipline Event will introduce the School Family Model as a tool for Access and Equity.

Our special guests, Amy Spidel and Latoria Marcellus will inspire local leaders and educators. We will explore the School Family
where every child has their individual needs met— even if those needs are very different.

Participants will leave with new ideas and usable strategies appropriate for supporting both children and adults.

Friday, March 15th will focus on school and nonprofit leaders and those who primarily work to support adults.

(SOLD OUT) Saturday, March 16th will focus on educators and includes those who work with children of any age.

8:30 am to 3:30 pm with lunch provided.

Tributary Building (Formerly Menards)
2102 East Springs Drive,

Cost The majority of the cost for this event is being covered by the City of Madison, the Madison Rotary, and funds from the Dream Up grant.

There is a small fee to cover the cost of lunch and materials.

Register for $40 per day.

Latoria G. Marcellus currently serves as a Certified Instructor and the Senior Manager of Mission Expansion for Conscious Discipline. 
She has more than 18 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and coach. As a champion for education, Latoria created a two-generation nonprofit organization to uplift students and families in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. She also served as an equity coach to school districts in Montgomery County, Ohio, helping to create implementation plans for transformational school change. 
Latonia is a dynamic facilitator, presenter, and coach whose mission is to ensure that all children, families, and educators thrive despite the constant inequities that they face in the classroom and in the world.
Amy Speidel currently serves as a Conscious Discipline Instructor and cohost for the Real Talk for Real Teachers podcast. 
Amy brings a wide range of experiences to this role including being a birth parent, foster parent, and adoptive parent. In addition, she has served as a teacher and Certified Parent Coach working with families within a pediatric practice.
Amy discovered the impact of Conscious Discipline as a teacher over 20 years ago when she witnessed a positive transformation in her students. Her experience provides the foundation for compassionate and relatable talks that engage parents, educators, and organizational leaders alike.
Amy now aspires to support all adults who encounter children by sharing Conscious Discipline with them through practical, user-friendly, and inspiring events.