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Parent Child Development Center, , Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01301
413-475-1416;
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: All PCDC components provide high quality early care and education in centers, licensed family homes, or through home-based services. In addition, all Head Start and Early Head Start families have access to a broad range of support services that help adults to reach their own educational, vocational, and parenting goals.
Staff Credentials: Professional Head Start organization


Parent Services Project, , San Rafael, California 94901
4154541870; Website
Services Offered: Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, National Speaker
Background: Founded in 1980, PSP is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating family support into early childhood programs, schools and family-serving organizations. Our mission is to strengthen families to provide for and take leadership in assuring the well-being of children, families and communities. PSP provides organizations with customized training, technical assistance and onsite consultation regarding ways to effectively engage all families, including development and support of community-based networks.
Staff Credentials: Parent Services Project (PSP) staff have extensive backgrounds in education and family support. PSP also works with a pool of trainers across the United States who work to increase family engagement in education settings.


Parent-U-Turn, , Soith Gate, California 90280
323809-9160; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, Certified Parent Coach, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: Our curriculum aims to build the knowledge and leadership of parents, to increase their involvement in schools and to create a neutral and supportive environment in which parents can reflect on education, schooling and reform. Parents develop leadership skills in communication and mediation to assist other parents in connecting with counselors and teachers so that all parents can help navigate their children through the school system .
Staff Credentials: Dr. Anthony Collatos, Ph.D Pepperdine University Angela Hasan, Ph.D., Director UCLA Center X Parent Project Valerie Muñoz, Director Asociado Padres U Turn UCLA Parent Faciliator Mary Johnson, Director Parent-U-Turn UCLA Parent Project Manager


Kari Pendray , Parenting Educator / Coach
Sacred Art of Parenting, Arlington, Washington 98223

425-444-4964; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Certified Parent Coach, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: The heart and sacred art of parenting focuses on building relationships and strenthening parent-child connections. I am trained in evidence-based parenting programs backed by 25 years of research in reducing challenging behaviors, strengthening parent-child bond and building resilience in children and their families. Services range from parent education seminars, one-on-one coaching and parent-school-community connections. Areas of expertise include: early childhood, brain-based parenting, highly sensitive / gifted learners, positive parenting strategies and work / life balance strategies.
Education/Credentials: M.A. in Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Specializing in Leadership in Education. B.A. in Psychology, Concordia University. PCI Certified Parent Coach. Certified Incredible Years Facilictor. Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist.


Perfect Parents, , Prattville, Alabama 36801
334-363-0914; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Trainer, ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, Certified Parent Coach, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: Perfect Parents offer help to parents dealing with academic and behavior issues. We work with parents and teachers in developing goals for improvement and educating parents and teachers on the best way they can help their child at home and school. We work with parents and school staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.
Staff Credentials: Kelly Camarata, M.Ed. has over 18 years experience working with children and their families. She has worked as a middle grades teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, graduation coach, and family therapist.


Jolene Philo , Author and Speaker , Boone, Iowa 50036
515-432-9280;
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education
Background: A former educator and parent, I speak & write about parenting children with special needs, special needs inclusion in school & the community, and helping parents of kids with special needs create support networks.
Education/Credentials: BA in Elementary Education & Learning Disabilities, MS in Effective Teaching, 25 years as public school teacher with experience in special education, talented and gifted education, regular classroom, and curriculum writing.


Patty Pless M.D., Certified Parent Coach , Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
978-500-9052; ; Website
Services Offered: Parenting Education, Certified Parent Coach
Background: Patty's desire is to help parents find a good balance between work life, taking care of themselves and finding the right road to spending quality time with their children. Patty's degree in medicine, her certification as a PCI Parent Coach® and her hands-on experience as a mother of four young children, endow her with unique perspectives useful to assisting parents meet and face the challenges of raising children in the current world.
Education/Credentials: MD, Certified Parent Coach


Power2Educate, LLC, , Suwanee, Georgia 30024
6784258280; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: Power2Educate is a company built on the belief that every parent wants to learn and can learn how to get the best education for their child. Using data gathered by the institution and Power2Educate, along with proven and established models, we carefully design and build the model that meets the needs of any educational institution, while meeting parents where they are, not where we think they should be.
Staff Credentials: A valued consultant and speaker, Dr. Donna Power earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama. She has six years experience at the elementary and middle school levels and has served as a Parent Instructional Support Coordinator for the last seven years.


Marilyn Price-Mitchell , Founder
National ParentNet Association, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110

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Services Offered: ParentNet Trainer, Strategic Planning, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: Marilyn Price-Mitchell is founder of ParentNet and President of the National ParentNet Association. An organization development specialist, consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker with over 30 years in business, non-profit, and educational settings, she is currently working on a Ph.D. in Human Development. She provides coaching services by phone, particularly with trainers who are implementing ParentNet in schools. She is available for speaking engagements on the topic of "Developing the Fully-Engaged Parent."
Education/Credentials: M.A. in Human Resource Development, University Associates, San Diego, CA; B.A. in Sociology, University of Michigan


Michael Prioleau , Consultant
Prioleau and Associates, High Point, North Carolina 27265

336-209-7798;
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: Planning, developing, and providing training and staff development in the following areas: Cultural Responsive Pedagogy and Practices, Curriculum Integration Across the Standard Course of Study, Parental and Community Involvement, Program Development, Implementation and Coordination, Effective Youth Education, Employment and Training Programs
Education/Credentials: M.S., Technology Education; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, 1997; B.S., Accounting; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, 1982; Certificate, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices; National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems


PTO Today, , Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093
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Services Offered: National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: PTO Today is the only media company focused on school PTOs and PTAs. Our print magazine, web site, conferences and tools all aim to help PTO and PTA leaders effectively build involvement at their schools.
Staff Credentials: Tim Sullivan, founder. Former school teacher and administrator. More than 11 years working exclusively with PTOs and PTAs across the country. Craig Bystrynski, editor-in-chief. Six years leading editorial efforts for 7X per year print magazine focused exclusively on the work of PTOs and PTAs.


Beverly Raimondo , Director
Center for Parent Leadership at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, Kentucky 40588

859-233-9849;
Services Offered: Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: I am responsible for all our parent engagement initiatives. Since 1997 I have directed the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, training over 1500 parents in K-12. Our Parents and Teachers Talking Together facilitated dialogue has reached over 12,000 participants since 1994. In 2002 the Center for Parent Leadership, a mission-based consulting unit, began to provide consulting, technical support, workshops, and seminars. Workshops include such topics as Parent Leadership 101 and Powerful Alliance: Educators & Parents.
Education/Credentials: BA in Education, Masters of Science in Library Science


Kelly Ramsey , Training Specialsit
Oklahoma Parent Information and Resource Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118

405-478-4078; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Trainer, ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, Certified Parent Coach, National Speaker
Background: The OKPIRC is a statewide parent information and resource center for the state of Oklahoma residents. We offer free resources for parents, teachers, and child advocates to promote the development of children birth to 18 years old. Our main goal is to help parents to navigate the public school system to ensure their child's right to a successful school experience.
Education/Credentials: Masters in Education, specialization in High Scope Preschool Curriculum, Bachelors in Family Studies and Gerontology, Trained becoming parents program educator, Child Development Associate Credential


Kimberly Rattley Ms, President
Creative Synergy Solutions,LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

301-585-0906; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, Other Specialties
Background: Kimberly Rattley has established her expertise in school focused organizational consulting since 2001. Her skill lies in designing engaging workshops built on her clinical skills in psychodrama and practical skill building. She parnters with administrators determined to create thriving school communities in which parents, students, and staff are effectively and authentically working together. Ms. Rattley is a Bill Cosby Fellow for her work in developing cutting edge strategies for African American families.
Education/Credentials: BA from Georgetown University, a Masters in Social Work from Howard University, Certified in the areas of Life Management and Organizational Development from Georgetown University, Practitioner of Psychodrama American Society of Psychodramatist


Michael Robinson , CO-CEO
Forest Of The Rain Productions, Savage, Maryland 20763

240.593.3813; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Strategic Planning, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: Dr. Robinson is the host of Parent Talk Live, a weekly Blogtalk radio show which highlights educational topics germane to parents, educators and community stakeholders. Additionally, he is the host of Educational Gateway, heard on the Journey Begins, Internet radio for the engaged parent and dedicated educator.
Education/Credentials: B.A Criminal Justice, Kentucky State University MPA, Western Kentucky University Ed.D. Morgan State University


Anne Santa , Psychologist , Yonkers, New York 10701
914-207-0743;
Services Offered: ParentNet Trainer, ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, Certified Parent Coach, Other Specialties
Background: I am a child clinical psychologist who has loved working in a multidisciplinary clinic and in schools. I recently left a job as the first counselor for prek -5th graders at Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Or. We started the ParentNet program and loved the feedback from parents about the community building power of parents talking and sharing their parenting lives.
Education/Credentials: Ph.D.Clinical Psychology Washington State University M.Ed. Child Development Harvard University B.A. Child Development Stanford University


Kamna Seth , Consultant , Oakton, Virginia 22124
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Services Offered: Parenting Education, National Speaker
Background: Kamna has extensive experience in NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation, staff development, and parent involvement in different early childhood settings including working with Head Start programs, GSA and community based child care programs working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers & diverse populations in United States and overseas.
Education/Credentials: M. S. Child Development & Family Relations B. S. Child Development & Family Relations


Avi Singer , Marriage and Family Therapist , Far Rockaway, New York 11691
917-304-6065;
Services Offered: Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: I am a marriage and family therapist with 6 years of experience as an educator and administrator. I work mostly with at-risk teens and families.
Education/Credentials: MA - Columbia University - Organizational Psychology; PD - Hofstra University - Marriage and Family Therapy


Kathy Slattengren , Owner
Priceless Parenting, Kenmore, Washington 98028

425-770-1629; ; Website
Services Offered: ParentNet Forum/Local Speaker, Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, National Speaker, Other Specialties
Background: I am an internationally recognized, inspirational parent educator and founder of Priceless Parenting. Priceless Parenting is dedicated to helping parents learn critical parenting skills through online parenting classes, presentations and parent coaching. My husband and I live in Seattle with our two teenagers.
Education/Credentials: Masters of Education degree from the University of Washington, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Computer Science from the University of Minnesota


Linda Smith , Parent Coach
Child & Family Resources, Mt. Arlington, New Jersey 07856

973-601-6145;
Services Offered: Parenting Education, Faculty/Staff Continuing Education, Certified Parent Coach
Background: Over 25 years of experience in child development. Coordinate and teach Child Development (CDA) program, a national certification program for early childhood professionals. A Community and Professional programs Adjunct Educator at County College of Morris and an ACT - Adults and Children Together Against Violence Trained Community Leader.
Education/Credentials: Certified Teacher Nursery through eighth grade, Certified Special Educator, PCI Certified Parent Coach


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