Liz is a mindfulness educator, consultant, teacher-mentor and educational therapist. She has worked in the fields of education and child development for over thirty years, with extensive experience in therapeutic early childhood education, special education and general education classroom teaching. As a long-time teacher in the Mamaroneck, NY schools, Liz spearheaded a mindfulness and social emotional learning initiative that was rolled out in her own school in 2011 and subsequently became a district-wide endeavor. Retiring from the classroom in 2018, she teaches mindfulness and yoga to children and teachers, and provides consultation to a range of organizations with the goal of integrating mindfulness, yoga and SEL within schools, communities and families. She remains affiliated with Mamaroneck as a coordinator, trainer and advisor to the district’s mindfulness and SEL initiative. She is passionate about exploring the ways that teachers and families bring this work to life in their own homes and classrooms, and to celebrating the voice of the classroom teacher.
A graduate of Oberlin College and the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, Liz has trained with the St. Luke’s Hospital Department of Child Psychiatry, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, the Inner Resilience Program, Mindful Schools, the Mindful Education Institute, Daniel Rechtschaffen, Call to Care, Ruler and Little Flower Yoga. She holds certification as a Mindful Schools Instructor and works closely with Little Flower Yoga.
Liz is also a fiddler and square dance caller, with a special interest in using traditional dance to foster community.