Cheryl Cole Dodwell

Executive Director

Cheryl is the Executive Director of Peace of Mind Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of mindfulness-based social and emotional learning and conflict resolution in our schools.  Cheryl works closely with Peace of Mind founder, Peace Teacher Linda Ryden, and the Peace of Mind Board to develop and share Peace of Mind’s program.  Cheryl is the co-author of the Peace of Mind Core Curricula for Grades 1 through 6 and editor of the Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Early Childhood.   She oversees training and support for educators and schools using the Peace of Mind Program, and manages resource development, school outreach, fundraising and operations.

Cheryl draws on a well-rounded skill set, including experience in banking, publishing, managing community organizations, parenting and holistic wellness.  A long time mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl brings a mindful and peaceful approach to her work in all areas. Cheryl holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University, with a focus on public and nonprofit management.  Cheryl lives in Maryland with her husband James and loves spending time with her two kind and inspiring grown-up children.