Suzanne Duran Crelin

Suzanne Duran Crelin is a RISE™ facilitator and sector expert,who has been an educator for more than 25 years, serving as a 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 school communities. 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. She is also a certified yoga therapist and a long-time practitioner of mind-body practices. Suzanne is a member of New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools’ 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.