Hi. I’m Kathleen. I’m a leading substance use prevention and youth development trainer, coach and consultant who has worked with more than 10,000 people around the globe. My 34 years of prevention experience comes from working with schools, community-based youth programs and non-profit agencies, serving as a trainer for a national prevention research-based company and now blessed with my own business – KNS Learning Solutions. No matter what your role is with kids, I offer learning and training opportunities with leading experts, the best resources and programs for the youth and families you serve and the support and help you need to do your work effectively and efficiently. Everything I do is driven by my passion for kids and my desire to give you the best so your kids can get and be their best!

Research-Based Solutions to Achieve the Most Powerful Prevention Outcomes

Download my free guides on the most influential research strategies to integrate into your work with kids.

I Work With Late Elementary Students

I Work With Middle School Students

I Work With High School Students

I’ve been training professionals for over 26 years. I’ve trained thousands of teachers around the world and my greatest joy is watching the transformation that happens in each training -from the beginning to the end. Light bulbs go off, passion is renewed, excitement builds and common sense kicks in! I look forward to having you go on a transformational journey with me.


"The prevention program I was teaching required me to lecture or "talk at" my students. It was hard for me to engage my students. They were bored. Kathleen's training introduced me to the "All Stars" model. It was exactly what I needed! Its hands-on, highly engaging and student-driven approach is better than anything I have ever taught in my classroom. Best of all, it's fun for the students and achieves high impact outcomes! She put the joy back in to my work with kids!"

~ Stephanie, Middle School Health Teacher

All Stars...Building Bright Futures

All Stars is a family of research-based and proven prevention curriculum. Depending on the age or grade you want to reach will determine which curriculum you choose to teach. Choose from All Stars Character Education for 4th and 5th graders, All Stars Core, Booster and Plus for middle school students and All Stars Senior for high school students. It doesn’t matter which curriculum you choose. They will all enrich the lives of your students today and well into the future!

A Blog that Inspires, Educates and Rewards!

Raise your hand if you also think that blogs should do more than just take up space in your Inbox. Yeah, me too!

With easy-to-use tips and ready-to-use resources, research findings and training opportunities only available to subscribers, this blog has earned its spot every week in the Inbox of thousands of people. We would love for you to reserve a spot for it in your Inbox, too!

It’s No Joke

The end of the school year is no joke. Most of us who work with kids can see humor in just about anything, but when

Read More »
middle school483

I believe every child can have the brightest and best future for themselves when we believe in and expect the best of them, empower and support them and invest in our own professional development so we can do and be our best for them! They deserve it.