Certified Instructor Directory

Find qualified outside service providers to deliver mindfulness programs in your school.

Jan Marnocha

Classroom Teacher

Appleton Area School District

Appleton, WI, USA

Jan enjoyed a career as a graphic designer for 25+ years. While this line of work was creative and fulfilling, Jan felt a need to be of service. Coming from a family of educators (both parents, an older brother and both children) Jan went back to school and earned her Teaching Certification. As a “new” teacher Jan soon realized she had to figure out a way to take care of herself if she were going to be able to show up fully for her students every day. She has been a yoga teacher for 15 years and while her yoga practice helped, it wasn’t doing everything she needed. In her first year of teaching she started a regular (mindful) meditation practice and noticed the ability to focus better as well as handle stress. She discovered Mindful Schools and completed the Mindfulness Fundamentals Course, Curriculum Training (now known as Mindfulness Educator Essentials), Year Long Certification program with Mindful Schools and is now a Certified Mindfulness teacher. She invites you to be open minded, an advocate for your own well-being and gentle with yourself as you begin any kind of self-care practice. We can change the world, one student at a time!

Home Phone: 902-915-5379

Personal Email: jmarnocha@gmail.com

Professions & Roles

  • Classroom Teacher

Environments

  • Education / Classroom Program
  • After School

Ages

  • 6th-8th
  • K5

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