Suzanne Duran Crelin

Co-Director, Mindful Education Specialist

Suzanne Duran Crelin has been an educator for over twenty-five years, serving as principal, teacher, and professional developer. Throughout her tenure she has been an advocate for mindful education successfully integrating mindfulness and mind/body practices into her classroom, and whole school communities.

Suzanne is a Kripalu RISE facilitator/education sector expert, certified Mindful Schools instructor, yoga therapist, and a long-time practitioner of mind/body practices. Suzanne is both, coach and teacher specifically working with school leaders, faculty, staff and families to integrate mindfulness, restorative justice practices and social/emotional learning constructs to create systems that support both individual and cultural flourishing.

Suzanne is a member of New York University’s Mindful Education Lab, and has partnered with the Yale Child Study Center on a magnet school pilot study. She has presented at the Association for Educational Service Agencies’ national conference, New York University’s from Risk to Resilience conference, the Capital Region Education Council’s Mindfulness Conference, and for students at several universities.

She is a graduate of New York University, Teachers College Columbia University, and Quinnipiac University.