MANSFIELD — Mind Body Align (MBA) recently hired award-winning educator Caryl Church Jesseph as a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator.

An ODE licensed teacher for grades kindergarten through 12, Caryl taught for 15 years in public schools in Lake and Geauga counties, where she received multiple honors, including the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award.

“Like all educators, our life’s work is to help students be successful in life,” said Julie Braumberger, Director of Education for MBA and the creator of the MBAwareness Educational Program. “Caryl brings a passion for making teaching more impactful by using storytelling, visual art, movement, and play. She also nurtures ecological connections.

“She has a comforting and thoughtful manner of teaching that our school community will appreciate.”

Church Jesseph’s education informs her work. She earned her master’s degree in art education from Kent State University. She is also a published writer, exhibited artist, and certified yoga teacher.

“I am honored to join a team of talented, caring practitioners dedicated to transforming individuals’ lives through mindfulness,” Church Jesseph stated. “I look forward to supporting the growth of the MBA community.”

In her spare time, Caryl can often be found photographing wildflowers, writing stories, or enjoying live music.

“Caryl is passionate about creating welcoming, inclusive spaces that support people’s mindful awareness and connection to self, others, and the natural world,” said Annamarie Fernyak, founder of Mind Body Align. “She is developing mindful SEL content that reaches every student.

“Her work embodies our mission. It is transformative.”

About Mind Body Align, LLC

Mind Body Align improves lives by teaching mindful social emotional learning (SEL) and workplace programs. The SEL is proven to improve learning for 90.5% of students, including 70% of at-risk students. Mind Body Align also improves profitability of businesses by using mindfulness education as a part of employee resources. Studies show mindfulness positively impacts academic and professional performance, focus, collaboration, and job satisfaction.

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