An innovator, educator, and mindfulness practitioner, Renee Metty experiences the presence of children daily. Her experience with children and families spans 25 years. She is currently the founder of The Cove School and With Pause. The Cove School is a preschool pulling from multiple philosophies to weave mindfulness and compassion into its foundation. Renee uses the Mindful Schools curriculum at her school as well as bringing it to Seattle Public Schools and beyond.
In her efforts to build community and collaboration, she also co-founded a preschool association for families and educators. Her latest endeavor is With Pause™ (http://www.withpause.com) which is helping corporations, schools and families create and cultivate space in their lives for stillness. She has been known to strive for perfection, but is working on being perfectly imperfect and living an authentic life. As a risk taker, a constant learner and a gal with grit, her intentions to help others become who they are not what others expect them to be are what drive her.
With a M.Ed in Early Childhood and a M.Ed in Special Education, Renee’s experiences over the past +20 years with children range from birth through middle school. Her prior life includes a BS in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University which led to +5 years in both Fortune 500 companies and a small start up during the dot-com boom. Renee attributes who and where she is to the people that have touched her life in big and small ways. Renee is most grateful for her husband and 3 amazing little beings (4, 6 and 8) and considers them to be the light of her life. By nature, she is a doer, but she continually works on being.
Here is a link to a video featuring Renee’s work at The Cove School: https://vimeo.com/237014477