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Sue West

Classroom teacher and Mindfulness Instructor

Brunswick ME USA

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Outside Provider

Ages

  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th

Environments

  • Education / Classroom Program

Specialties

  • Mindfulness coach: I work with high school students who are seeking mindfulness practices to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Storyteller: I create and tell unique stories that include mindfulness practices in the context of a story, so elementary-aged children can experience characters using mindfulness to respond to difficulties.

Biography

Sue has been a classroom art teacher at the high school level for over 30 years, and was one of the founding faculty of the Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine. Her new joy is exploring mindfulness practices with her high school students and at local elementary and middle school classrooms as well. She has a passion for creating one-of-a-kind mindfulness programs that help students feel more centered, more focused, and less stressed.

Sue earned a B.A. in environmental education from Hartwick College and an M.A. in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.