Catherine McCracken-Jones is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent & Classroom Educator and Trainer through the Positive Discipline Association. She lives in Santa Rosa, California with her family, dog and two cats.
Catherine has 25 years of experience Early Childhood Education as both a Teacher and Director. While working for the Santa Rosa Education Cooperative, umbrella for the Santa Rosa Co-op Preschool & K-8 Independent Charter school, she learned about this wonderful thing called Positive Discipline. Catherine obtained her initial training and started teaching Positive Discipline to families in 2003. She can't imagine doing anything more rewarding!
Catherine worked for the SREC for 18 years and sadly, it had to close it's doors in 2016 due to lack of a permanent site.
While with the SREC she was the Director of the preschool as well as the childcare for 8 years. Before that she was one of the preschool teachers. Catherine also taught Positive Discipline classes to the parents of all age groups as well as mentored teachers.
While the school closing was a blow, it opened another door of opportunity to start her own Positive Discipline business. Catherine now is pursuing that dream and loving it!
Catherine was a Presenter for the Sonoma County Early Learner's Conference at Sonoma State University in 2015 and 2017 and has a passion for helping families and classrooms build a strong foundations of Mutual Respect.