Team

Peace of Mind is a mission-driven, socially responsible 501(c)(3) organization. We are passionate about providing mindfulness-based social and emotional learning resources to elementary school teachers and students, helping schools become more positive and inclusive places in which children thrive.   Peace of Mind is supported by an active, multi-talented Board of Directors and a dedicated staff.

Peace of Mind arises out of the work of teacher and curriculum author Linda Ryden.  Linda began teaching her “Peace Class” at a public school in Washington DC in 2003, focusing on social and emotional learning and conflict resolution lessons.  Her young students grasped the lessons intellectually; however, when children found themselves in challenging situations on the playground, at recess, or in their classrooms, they were unable to access what they had learned, overtaken by challenging emotions… read more

The Peace of Mind Team

Linda-Ryden
Founder, Teacher, Curriculum Author, Children’s Book Author, Advocate
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Executive Director,  Curriculum Co-Author
Jillian
Director of Early Childhood Programs, Peace Teacher, Counselor, Author, Advocate

Board of Directors

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Strategic Advisor, Executive Director MonkeyMinds DK
Research Scientist (retired)
Jackie Snowden
Assistant Principal (retired), Lafayette Elementary School
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Darrel Jodrey
Executive Director, Federal Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
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Senior Communications Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Principal, Horace Mann Elementary School

Board of Advisors

Avideh Larger
Poet and President, Fund for the Future of Our Children
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Scientific Program Manager, Adolescent Brain Development (ABCD) Study, NIDA
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Mindful Hip-Hop Artist and Mindfulness Instructor
Janine
Coach and Co-Owner, Manifestara
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Harriet Sanford
Non-profit consultant and former President and CEO of the NEA Foundation
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Founder, Walk The Middle Way

We couldn’t do it without you…

Parent Advisory Team: Subrat Biswal, Stefanie Wallach and friends

Media and Communications:  Nora Jodrey, Feiras Rahman, Eli Blackwell

Graphic Design:  Jodi Ferrier,  Schwa Design

Website:  Niki Van,  Van-Studios