Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper
School Yoga Project Teacher
Liz Slade is a veteran classroom teacher, mindfulness educator, consultant and teacher-mentor. She has extensive experience in 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 social and emotional learning within schools, communities and families. She remains affiliated with Mamaroneck as a coordinator 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. She holds certification as a Mindful Schools Instructor and is on the faculty of Little Flower Yoga. Liz is also a fiddler and square dance caller, with a special interest in using traditional dance to foster community.