WYNNE KINDER, M. Ed. - Wynne’s teaching career spans 28 years in private and public schools, most recently including 13 years bringing mindfulness into regular, special (autistic & emotional support) and alternative education (including incarceration) settings. As owner of Kinder Associates LLC and trainer for Wellness Works in Schools™ (preK-12 classrooms & teacher training), she creates curriculum, programming, online trainings and teaching tools that address: mindful awareness, diverse learning needs, trauma in the classroom, healthy connection, social emotional skills, engagement & participation, and behavior guidance.
Her work is informed by training with: the Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Institute, the Trauma Center - Justice Resource Institute and UMass Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.
She has practiced mindfulness for more than 15 years and received training in Mindful Yoga, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Trauma Sensitive Approaches through the Justice Resource Institute (MA), Boys Town - Teaching Social Skills to Youth; CASEL, Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Institute (VA), Yoga Ed teacher training, and Social Action Teacher Training - Lineage Project (NYC). Wynne holds a PA Teaching Certificate (K-6) and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Alma College (MI).