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

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

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

Julie Sperry, Ed.D.

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

Debbie Brandt, Ed.S

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

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

Claudia McMillin, M.B.A

CharacterPlus® Finance Manager & Friends of CharacterPlus liaison, BA in Finance, M.B.A.

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Heather Nandenbush

CharacterPlus® Office Manager and Board of Directors Administrative Assistant, Creative Entrepreneur, Community Volunteer and solid anchor for CharacterPlus daily operations

Rene Sommers, Ed.D.

CharacterPlus® Senior Facilitator, Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Retired Parkway School District Principal, St Louis Public School Teacher, NSOC recipient, MA - UMSL, MA - Northeastern Illinois, BA - Michigan State, Dr. Rene Sommers Green Trails Community Garden Dedication Honoree,