Over 10 years of experience.
Teaching, Mentoring, and Collaborating with Schools who Prioritize Teaching the Whole Child
Programs and Offerings
Students, Staff, and Community
Kathryn is a Registered Yoga Teacher, certified in kids Yoga and Mindfulness (ages 2-18), a graduate of the Mindful Schools Educators Essentials, and has a certificate in School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development (SEL). Throughout her diverse time as an Elementary and Middle School Teacher and then as a teacher-trainer, she contributed to the integration of Social Emotional Learning skills district-wide. Kathryn is passionate about bringing SEL- infused yoga and mindfulness into our schools and has seen amazing results in students, teachers, and families. She believes through building a mindfulness practice, we are giving our children the skills they need to be resilient in this ever-evolving world. As, Co-Founder of the BeeMindfulSchool Project, Kathryn Kret brings her experience as a classroom teacher, Social-Emotional Learning coach, and Mindfulness Educator onto the mat creating an inspiring and fun practice filled with positivity and plenty of laughter!
"The biggest dilemma in education today is the differing visions of what an educated person means. To do well on tests is often more important than helping young people really be prepared to deal with the tests of life."- Linda Lantieri
I have had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Kret, for over 3 years and have known her much longer.
Kathryn’s dedication and passion for working with children is evident in every kids yoga and mindfulness class she teaches. Kathryn has the ability to teach kids of all ages and can connect with them using her vast experience as a yoga teacher, school SEL consultant and mother. Her experience and warm personality make all she comes in contact with feel instantly at ease.
Kathryn's exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism and passion for helping kids will make her a valuable asset to any organization. I believe she has and will continue to make a tremendous difference in the lives of all the kids she meets!
"Kate Kret knows how to deliver professional development to the adult learner. She provides experiential activities throughout her training so that staff knows how to immediately put in to practice all of the wonderful elements of this worthy approach! Our staff truly loved working with Kate to develop their morning meetings. The resources Kate provided for our staff along with her supportive approach enabled us to begin the transition toward becoming a Responsive Classroom school district. Thanks, Kate!"
"Kate has ignited my teachers to shift their thinking about “Morning Meeting.” No longer are homeroom periods devoted to collecting homework assignments and organizing backpacks. She has helped to transform a climate and has provided teachers and administrators with the tools and support to do so. The elements of the responsive classroom that Kate has brought to Forrestdale are inspirational as a school Principal and have helped to breathe new life into our classrooms. Our students and teachers are engaged in meaningful dialogue about character education topics, school-wide concerns, and about making connections with one another. This has translated to students taking more risks in their learning and teachers seeing their students in a different light, highlighting their potential. This has paid dividends in our students’ academic, social and emotional success and growth."