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Stacey participated in Mindfulness Based Stress Management at the Penn Program for Mindfulness, completed the Practicum for Professionals in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Jefferson’s Mindfulness Institute and is a continuing student there as well as at ClearLight Meditation Institute. She completed the Still Quiet Place Practicum Training created by youth mindfulness expert Dr. Amy Saltzman. Stacey completed the Mindful Education Teacher Training with Daniel Rechtschaffen. Stacey has trained in and facilitated the Mindful Schools curriculum with Jacquie O'Malley at Project Mindful.   

Currently, Stacey teaches mindfulness full-time via a variety of curricula to kindergarteners through young adults in schools, homes and community-based settings throughout the Greater Philadelphia, PA area.  Stacey is the mindfulness provider for Delaware County Advocacy & Resource Organization’s ”Engaging Support Enriching Lives” project in schools to combat the School to Prison Pipeline. 

Stacey taught various grades K-8 for 14 years in urban, suburban, public and private schools in CA, NJ and PA. She also spent four years coaching teachers on best literacy practices in at-risk schools in Camden and Philadelphia. 

Stacey holds a Master's degree in Social Foundations of Education and has completed additional post-graduate study in social-emotional learning, trauma, diversity, project-based learning, service learning, play and creativity. She holds a certificate of completion in Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth.{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DEndFragment%2D%2D%3E    
Stacey Mandel
Founder & Facilitator
  I was in and out of therapy most of my life since early adolescence. I was pretty self-aware. Had I been exposed to mindfulness and encouraged to practice when I was around eight-- 
I am certain I would have suffered a whole lot less and shined a whole lot more.