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Gloria is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Educational Consultant, Parent Educator and Certified Parent Coach. She has over 30 years working with teachers, parents and children in a variety of settings.

She recently retired as a middle school counselor. Her previous experience was with the Michigan Department of Human Services in the areas of child welfare and financial services. Gloria currently is experiencing an encore career of training and coaching educators, providers and parents. She also volunteers her time at pre-school play groups. Gloria has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences.

Gloria’s passion is to equip parents, educators and service providers with strategies to assist them in their most important job of raising respectful and responsible children. Gloria is the founder of her own business, Parenting and Teaching with G.L.O., (Great Learning Opportunities) LLC. Her passion is to assist teachers, parents and children find their own strengths and create their own miracles for a successful and fulfilling life.  Gloria is co-founder of Parenting-Partnership which has provided parenting classes to her home community over 15 years.

Gloria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She also has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. Gloria continues to demonstrates her love and dedication to learning by becoming a certified or advanced trainer for many national programs including becoming a certified trainer at the Upside Down Organization

Gloria is a parent of three adult children. She is blessed with many grandchildren under the age of 16. She enjoys using her skills with her grandchildren. This hands-on experience keeps her current on what it takes to raise children who are caring, compassionate and resilient with the necessary tools to navigate this ever changing world.



  • Battling the Bully
  • Becoming a Mental Health Sleuth 
  • Beyond Poverty
  • Brain Matters
  • Change Your Language, Change Their Lives
  • Child Abuse and the Brain
  • Conquering Boredom
  • Giving a Fish a Bath
  • Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain
  • Mind Management 
  • Rethinking ADHD
  • Right From the Start


 The “Buzz” About Gloria…

"Gloria made learning about an unpleasant topic very fun!
 -Participant, Floyd County Head Start

"Excellent - Knowledgeable - Loved the approach for this presentation."
-Participant, The National Head Start Conference and Expo 

"She is knowledgeable and able to deliver."
-Participant, The National Head Start Conference and Expo