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Maria Achtemichuk-King

Mindfulness Educator

Maria has been practicing mindfulness since 2010 and began teaching mindfulness to children in 2011 and adults in 2012.  In addition to in-school mindfulness programs, she…
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Devra Allen

School Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Colorado Springs School District 11
Devra began her professional career working with youth in a residential treatment facility over 20 years ago.  She has worked within the foster care community as a home…
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Doug Allen

School Principal

Edmonton Public Schools
Doug is a teacher, school leader and member of the Mindful Schools network of educators. He is currently Principal of Bessie Nichols School, a public school in Edmonton,…
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Luisa Alvizu

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Luisa F. Alvizu was trained as a medical doctor with a specialization in Dermatology. She developed an early interest in how the medical issues of her patients related to…
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Melissa Ambrose

Wellness Counselor

Oceana High School
Melissa Ambrose, LCSW/PPS, is the wellness counselor at Oceana High School, an alternative public high school in northern San Mateo County. Oceana is committed to developing…
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Sally Arnold

Mindfulness Educator

Mindful Compass
Sally Arnold has been teaching in the holistic health field for over 20 years. She has taught childbirth, parenting, and foster/adoption classes. Her passion is bringing…
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Judy Austin

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Judy Austin is a child and adolescent therapist, teacher, and curriculum designer specializing in mindfulness, compassion, social justice, and movement. She teaches at Fort…
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Sandee Bandettini

Marriage and Family Therapist

Sandee Bandettini, MS, MFT has been working with children and families for more than 20 years. In teaching mindfulness, she brings her varied experience as a child therapist…
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Jill Barbosa-Gonzales

Classroom Teacher

Jill Barbosa-Gonzales is National Board Certified Teacher in Health Education with over 25 years of experience teaching in Bay Area schools.  She credits Mindful Schools and…
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Marina Barnes

Instructional Aide

Saratoga High School
Marina's first introduction to mindfulness was through Nonviolent Communication in 2007.  The intention in this paradigm of communication is connection.  However, what…
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Neena Barreto

Mindfulness Educator

New Haven Unified School District
Neena Barreto comes to this work with over 16 years as a classroom teacher in public elementary schools and a degree in English from Saint Mary's College. She started…
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Suzy Becker

Mindfulness Educator

The Peck School
Suzy Becker is a long-time practitioner of mindfulness and an enthusiastic life-long learner. A mother, grandmother, teacher, and avid world-traveler, Suzy brings a lifetime…
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Melissa Berg-Baker

Mindfulness Educator

Melissa has practiced mindfulness for more than 10 years and is living proof that understanding how to work with the mind and the body reduces a person's anxiety and…
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Richard Berger

Mindfulness Teacher

Richard is a Professor Emeritus at University of Washington. His other credentials include:  Certified Mindfulness Facilitator UCLA, Certified Mindfulness-based Stress…
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Diane Bloch

English Learner Specialist

Pájaro Valley Unified School District
Diane Bloch has been a bilingual educator for over two decades, as a classroom teacher, a mentor for beginning teachers, and a reading specialist; she currently works as an…
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Janine Bloomfield

Janine Bloomfield has been practicing mindfulness and awareness meditation for more than 15 years. She has found it to be of great benefit for stress and anxiety reduction as…
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Nick Boyiatzis

Professional School Counselor

NYC, DOE Bronxdale High School
Nick is a Professional School Counselor with the New York City, Department of Education and is passionate about bringing mindfulness practices to his students and staff at…
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Lynne Brazg

Parent Coach

Community of Mindful Parents
Lynne Brazg, M.Ed (Counseling) has retired from school counseling and is a parent educator and coach. She has over 18 years of experience working with children and parents…
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Susi Brennan

Teacher Support

San Francisco Unified School District
Susi has been a public school teacher for 20 years. From 2002-2014 she taught grades 4-8 and special education at San Francisco Community School, an alternative public school…
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Debbie Brevard

Assistant Director of Vocational Rehab/Job Coach/Horticultural Specialist

Center for Living and Learning
Debbie is dedicated to the service of others and has a deep desire to see people grow, increase awareness, and reach their highest potential. She thrives in an organized work…
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