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Colleen DiDonato

Literature, Mindfulness and Social Justice Instructor

Philadelphia PA USA

Home Phone: 267-968-8170

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • Classroom Teacher

Ages

  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed

Environments

  • After School
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Other

Specialties

Working with inner-city youth and those dedicated teaching them. Guiding students toward self-regulation and modeling deescalation strategies. Educating staff on the role of mindfulness within traditional school discipline systems.

Biography

Through teaching, Colleen DiDonato has always been hands on in the battle for equity and has taught over 2000 Philadelphian youth during her 18 year career. Colleen is a Pennsylvania State Certified English teacher, a Social Justice and Mindfulness Instructor. She is a lead teacher with a special focus on Literature, Mindfulness, Social Justice and College Readiness. She is currently a Master level teacher and has experience as a teacher coach, peer leader, content lead, mindset lead and grade team lead for a leading education organization in Philadelphia. Colleen is a graduate of Temple University (M.ED) and mother of three.

Though English is her teaching background, she has a well-rounded, multi-faceted approach to education. She recently developed and implemented a mindfulness curriculum for 500+ students and staff. She is the leader of the mindfulness movement within a network of 1200+ educators.