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THE CHARACTERPLUS TEAM

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Mike Park

CharacterPlus® CEO, LACE Academy, The U.S. Army Intelligence Center & School, Wharton School Executive Program, University of Alabama, Center for Character & Citizenship Affiliate Scholar, Business Executive  & Co-Founder WeBeSchools mike@characterplus.org

Kristen Pelster, Ed.S.

CharacterPlus® Senior Director of Programming, NSOC recipient, Character Education in Emerging Leaders (CEEL) Consultant, African Vision of Hope, Current UMSL Ed.D. Candidate  kpelster@characterplus.org

Nicole Diehl

CharacterPlus® Director of Membership leading the nation in the number of schools coached that have become State & National Schools of Character, Instructor, CharacterPlus Way Director  ndiehl@characterplus.org

Julie Sperry, Ed.D.

CharacterPlus® Director of Academies, NSOC recipient, Adjunct Faculty UMSL, Leadership Instructor for 300+ Administrators, MA in Administration & Secondary Counseling jsperry@characterplus.org

Debbie Brandt, Ed.S

CharacterPlus® Senior Facilitator, Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Retired LaSalle Springs Middle School Principal, NSOC recipient, Missouri Baptist University Instructor  dbrandt@characterplus.org

Amy Johnston, Ed.D.

CharacterPlus® Senior Facilitator, Ed.D. in Character Development, NSOC recipient, Co-Director of the Leadership Academy in Character Education (LACE), 11 Principles Trainer ajohnston@characterplus.org

Claudia McMillin, M.B.A

CharacterPlus® Finance Manager & Friends of CharacterPlus liaison, BA in Finance, M.B.A. cmcmillin@characterplus.org

Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Lead Scholar Advisor, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education, UM Thomas Jefferson Fellow, Professor UMSL, Co-Founder The Center for Character & Citizenship, Co-Editor The Journal for Character Education

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Melinda Bier, Ph.D.

Scholar Advisor, Co-Director of the Center for Character & Citizenship, Senior Research Fellow Division of Educational Psychology, Evaluation & Research, College of Education UMSL info@characterplus.org

Christopher Funk, Ph.D

Data Analyst Consultant, Research Associate at the Center for Character & Citizenship (CCC) & adjunct faculty in the Department of Education Sciences & Professional Programs (ESPP)   info@characterplus.org

Kashina Bell, Ed.D.

Scholar Advisor & EJACE Co-Developer, University City Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources and the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, previous Assistant Superintendent for Student Services for Clayton Schools, Principal in the Parkway School District, Assistant Principal in the Hazelwood School District, previous St. Louis region’s Middle School Principal of the Year, Master’s in Educational Administration, Master’s degree in practical arts/vocational technical education, Bachelor’s in Business Administration info@characterplus.org

Grace Lee, Ed.D.

Scholar Advisor & EJACE Co-Developer, University Principal of Brittany Woods Middle School, previous Principal of Hixson Middle School in the Webster Groves School District, School Social Worker, an English-Language Arts teacher, Assistant Principal at Parkway Northeast Middle School, Degrees in Educational Administration, Social Work  and Middle School Education  info@characterplus.org

Emilie Johnson, Ph.D.

CharacterPlus® Senior Facilitator, iCharacterPlus Content Curator, Professor of Teacher Education at Lindenwood University, with an emphasis on Psychology & Psychology of Teaching & Learning ejohnson@characterplus.org