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Dina Emser


Dina is a Positive Discipline Associate with over 20 years of experience in education. She has taught every grade level - pre kindergarten through the eighth grade - as well as college level students, teachers and parents. For nine years she served as the principal of an Adlerian elementary/middle school whose staff incorporated the Positive Discipline principles including classroom meetings. Currently Dina works as a Certified Professional Coach working with individuals and organizations who want to maximize their effectiveness. She also presents Positive Discipline workshops to schools and agencies.

Dina has presented at educational conferences in the U.S. and Canada. Her practical experience with Positive Discipline is extensive, and she raises her two children using these principles. She has also experienced the effects of Positive Discipline first hand as a classroom teacher and school principal, along with teaching numerous classes and workshops for teachers, school administrators, and parents. A few of her most popular topics for lectures and workshops include the following:

How to Become Your Child’s Advocate
7 Secrets of Clear Communication
How to Encourage Your Child
Building Responsible Children
Understanding Your Child’s Goal of Misbehavior
Graceful Exits - Dealing with Power Struggles
Positive Discipline in the Classroom
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

In addition to Dina’s vast educational experience, she brings her personal, charismatic style as a presenter. She has been characterized as, "warm, supportive and encouraging - a ‘real’ person with something important to say to educators and parents in a way that can be heard!"

Dina currently works in private practice as a Professional and Personal Coach and Educational Consultant. She resides with her husband and two children in Eureka, Illinois.

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