Jie Li is one of our P.E.T. instructors. She received her certified P.E.T. training from GTI (Gordon Training International) with international master trainer Steve Emmons and Meike Lemmens. She speaks both Chinese and English. Jie is currently pursuing her Master Degree in Adlerian Psychology. She received her M.S. and B.S. from Simon Fraser University in Canada. She received AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) certified Montessori primary teacher diploma in Canada. She is one of the founders of Eyas Global Montessori School in Seattle and a lead Montessori teacher for two years. She is also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Positive Discipline Classroom Educator.
Jie is the founding member of Silicon Valley Parenting and currently offering P.E.T. workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Based in Silicon Valley, Ms. Su has founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Eirya Foundation dedicated for children's Chinese reading, language and culture learning, and parenting education for the local communities. Its research initiative Great Chinese Reads has recently released the K-6 recommended reading list of Chinese picture books online: www.greatchinesereads.org. Its community outreach program BookKnock has been supporting and sponsoring 30+ schools, libraries and communities across the country. Stella has co-founded Silicon Valley Parenting initiative with Ms. Jieying Li.
Besides Eirya Foundation, Ms. Su is a working mom and entrepreneur with 12+ years of experiences in high-tech and strategy consulting firms.
Mr. Steve Emmons
Steve Emmons is the International Master Trainer for Gordon Training International. In additional to having taught Parent Effectiveness Training courses in the US and internationally for over 40 years, he has trained thousands of professionals in over two dozen countries to become Parent Effectiveness instructors, including Jieying Li and Stella Su in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Steve is based in Washington D.C. now and travels around the world.
Ms. Kathryn Tonges
Kathryn Tonges is a parenting and personal development instructor and coach. She is a National Trainer for Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia Ltd. and has conducted parenting courses for over 30 years. Kathryn also offered flexible private coaching sessions for the parents, especially P.E.T. graduates who need continuous support. The coaching session can be arranged remotely.
Kathryn Tonges has trained Stella Su for P.E.T. course years ago, who is now a certified instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ms. Meike Lemmens is one of the few certified Parent Effectiveness Training Instructors in Los Angeles County areas and is a P.E.T. Instructor Trainer. Meike has received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Communications from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has extensive experience in educational research and development of training curriculum for parents and teachers and has published in all of these areas. Her work was most recently published in the Journal for Issues of Mental Health Nursing.
Meike has trained P.E.T. instructors across the US including Jieying Li and Stella Su in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Meike is currently offering P.E.T. workshops in Orange County.