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Jayne Capetanakis

Elementary School Principal

Brooklyn NY

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • School Administrator

Ages

  • K5

Environments

  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One

Specialties

Jayne works with students, teachers, administrators and parents to support the teaching of mindfulness. She has given presentations on how to build a Mindful School Community.

Biography

Jayne Capetanakis is proud to be a lifelong resident of Brooklyn who has spent her career educating students in her home borough. Since 2006, she has been the Principal of a high-achieving NYC Public Elementary School that is known for their arts programs. In this creative environment, Mrs. C began introducing Mindfulness annually to students as part of test preparation to calmly “Breathe with Me.” Based on students’ positive feedback, Mrs. C sought to expand and formalize the program with professional learning opportunities for interested staff in the Mindful Schools Curriculum. Since 2016, all students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to participate in Mindfulness Clubs before school, after-school or at lunch to exercise their “mind muscle” and build their ability for self-control, resilience and compassion. Mrs. C is delighted to take this next step on her journey as a Mindful Leader.