Linda Smith, Editor
Linda Smith has edited most articles on this blog from its start in 2013. She is a retired high school English teacher and taught for forty years. She is an exceptional editor and Confident Parents, Confident Kids could not possibly publish the consistently high-quality articles without her assistance. She holds the most important role of Mom to author, Jennifer Miller.
Jason Miller, Program Director, High Potential Leadership Development and Coaching, Ohio Health
Jason, as my partner, has fully supported me in growing Confident Parents, Confident Kids from dream to reality. In addition, he is a certified leadership coach and expert in organizational, change and leadership development providing regular guidance and sources of expertise from the business and health care fields. He also participates and is supportive of all family social experiments in our small home learning laboratory. His input and support have been and continue to be invaluable and critical to CPCK’s success.
Kimberly Allison, Photographer and Contributor
Kimberly has a beautiful sense of aesthetic and took all of Jennifer Miller’s portraits for this site, social media and other promotions. In addition, she initiated a job-share of Ashley, CPCK’s summer intern to contribute significantly to the site development.
David L. Smith, Bio and Workshop Videographer
David is an Emmy-award winning television and documentary producer and professor emeritus from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has shared his considerable talents in producing high-quality videos to showcase Jennifer Miller’s biography and workshops. He holds down the important role of Dad to Author, Jennifer Miller.
Roger Weissberg, Chief Knowledge Officer, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Endowed Chair, Social and Emotional Learning, University of Illinois at Chicago
It’s an honor to collaborate with Roger, a definer of the field of social and emotional learning and an author of over 200 publications on the subject. Roger has been an ongoing supporter of the development of Confident Parents, Confident Kids including it in CASEL’s publications and promotions. Now we are taking our collaboration a step further and creating resources for CASEL’s audience to focus on social and emotional learning and parenting. The first of these collaborative efforts were two articles published on the Getting Smart site, The Huffington Post and in a book coming out this August entitled, “Smart Parents; Parenting for Powerful Learning.”
Shannon Wanless, Assistant Professor, Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Shannon brings expertise in creating safe psychological environments and social and emotional learning in early childhood education among other areas. She is a significant advocate for cultural awareness, diversity appreciation and the sensitive and empathetic discussion of racism with children. She is a partner collaborator in the effort with CASEL on developing resources and other materials to support parenting and social and emotional learning. More to come!
Jamie Farnsworth Finn, Manager, Operations, NBC News Education Nation, NBC Learn
Jamie, an experienced producer for NBC, contacted me several years ago and asked that I serve as an expert for the NBC Parent Toolkit. I have enjoyed a wonderful collaboration with her and NBC Education Nation ever since. Check out the articles published in the media section of this site. And visit the Parent Toolkit to find helpful information on each developmental age and stage and tips for supporting those milestones.
Ethan Miller, Ten-Year-Old Son
Ethan Miller, my son, in addition to being an exceptionally kind and thoughtful person, has happily participated in our home learning laboratory and gladly shared his perspectives, his artwork and his examples to add authenticity to theory, research and practice. And I am a blessed Mom.
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