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Stacey studied Mindfulness Based Stress Management at the Penn Program for Mindfulness, completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practicum for Professionals 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 the Mindful Schools curriculum with Jacquie O'Malley at Project Mindful.   

Currently, Stacey teaches mindfulness via a variety of curricula to K-12 youth 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 to combat the School to Prison Pipeline. 

Stacey taught grades K-8 for 14 years in urban, suburban, public and private schools. She also spent four years coaching teachers on best literacy practices in our country's most at-risk elementary schools. 

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
 Had I started practicing mindfulness  when I was a kid-- 
I would have suffered a whole lot less and shined a whole lot more.