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COSEM President & Conference Facilitator 
Lindsey Frank, M.Ed.

Lindsey Frank, M.Ed. (She/Ella) is the President of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM). She has been an educator for over 12 years working with students from early learning-8th grade, and has been a districtwide Climate & SEL Coach. She has dedicated her work to integrating wellness within education through mindfulness and social-emotional learning. Her master’s is in Educational Leadership, she is a Mindfulness-Based SEL children’s book author, a special educator, and developed her education well-being company (The Butterfly Within, LLC) to support schools on their resilience journeys. Lindsey is committed to being a changemaker within education.

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9:50-10:30 a.m. CT | Flip Your Scripts to Create a Calm Class
Danielle Nuhfer, M.Ed.

We all have scripts we bring to our classrooms and they can be the cause of some of our most reactive teacher moments. During this session, we will bring awareness, curiosity, and compassion to our scripts as we find ways to challenge our perspective and “flip” our autopilot reactions, into moments of response, ultimately finding some calm amidst the chaos. You will leave the session with a new perspective about how to develop your classroom management that starts with your own personal mindful awareness practice.

Danielle is the owner of Teaching Well. She has been an educator for over 20 years and teaches graduate classes for teachers to integrate mindfulness into their classrooms. Danielle has written the book, The Path of the Mindful Teacher, she is also a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor.

Click here to learn more about Danielle Nuhfer. 

9:50-10:30 a.m. CT | Building Bridges: How to Cultivate Trauma Informed Centers of Care
Larissa Noto

This session will focus on how to create accessible, trauma informed centers of care in the classroom and beyond using movement and mindfulness. Movement may include yoga and other therapeutic modalities accessible to all. Mindfulness may include tools, such as breathing techniques, short mindfulness practices, and visualizations to cultivate resilience, create community and form systems of support within the classroom. Students can then take these tools and use them beyond the confines of the classroom and bring them into their communities. We may also touch upon how systems of support include the teachers, counselors, and support staff - who can also use these tools to promote self-care, and overall well-being. The tools available will be useful for all ages and abilities, including special needs and diverse abilities.


Larissa Noto (she/her/hers) has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for 24 years and teaching for the past 8 years. She has trained and taught teachers all over the world in various yoga and mindfulness modalities, with a specialty in trauma informed movement that is accessible to all ages and abilities. Currently, Larissa works as an advocate with various diverse populations in the state of Pennsylvania and as a Parent Mentor with Family Connections for Language and Learning. When she isn't sharing her love of yoga and mindfulness with others, she is a children's book author, wife, mom of 3 boys, and professor. She loves reading, writing, traveling, photography and gardening in her spare time.


9:50-10:30 a.m. CT | Inclusive and Proactive Mindfulness in Schools That Meet All Students’ Needs
Dr. Kristin Vogel-Campbell and Sam Drazin

Mindfulness and integrated Social-Emotional Learning is an essential Tier 1 support for all students. This session will focus on how schools can take a proactive approach to move away from relying on these strategies to solely meet the needs of a student already in crisis. During this session we will discuss how approaches to mindfulness and SEL must include all students who are served through 504 or IEP plans. This session will engage educators in authentic conversations about equity and mindfulness, and how best SEL can be addressed through an intersectionality lens.


Dr. Kristin Vogel-Campbell (she/her/hers) has nearly twenty years of experience in Special Education in a variety of roles. She has served as a district level Program Specialist, Director of Special Education, and is currently a Coordinator of Special Education for a PK-8 suburban school district in Northern California. Dr. Vogel-Campbell's research centers the perspectives of parents and families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences on the intersection of disability and identities. She serves on the Community Advisory Board for the San Mateo County Pride Center and Council for Eye Zen Presents, an arts-based non-profit in San Francisco. 

A nationally recognized educator and changemaker, Founder and Executive Director Sam Drazin applies his personal and professional background to lead Changing Perspectives’s mission to strengthen school communities through social-emotional learning, disability awareness, empathy development, and inclusion. Sam was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in both facial anomaly and hearing loss. His experiences, both as a student with a disability and as a teacher working in an inclusive classroom, helped him recognize the importance of supporting students in developing the essential life and relationship skills that underpin equity, inclusion, and social change. The students and educators we work with around the nation are a constant inspiration for Sam.

10:50-11:40 a.m. CT | Exploration and Movement Integration: The Impact of Educator Wellness & SEL on Student Success
Kelli Norgaard, Ed.D.

Kelli will be guiding our COSEM Community through a mindful movement practice and will be sharing how student success starts with us.

Kelli Norgaard is the Educator Development Manager for Breathe for Change. Breathe For Change is a movement enhancing the health and well-being of educators, students, and entire communities. They offer the world’s only 200-hour Wellness, SEL, and Yoga Teacher training designed for educators and community leaders inspired to use wellness as a vehicle for healing and social change. Since 2015, they've certified 10,000 educators, and impacted over 2 million students.

12:40-1:40 p.m. CT | Building a Sustainable Mindfulness Program in PK-12 Schools
Miriam Zavagnin and Lindsay Kobolt

Join Miriam Zavagnin, Mindfulness Coach, and Lindsay Kobolt, Director of Counseling & Community Well-Being, of Pembroke Hill School to learn about the organic journey of implementing mindfulness in their school community. Miriam and Lindsay will share about the successes and challenges they have faced during the implementation process, along with their hopes and dreams for the future. Attendees will walk away with practical tools to bring into their personal practice and to their students. The session will end with a brief Q & A.


Miriam (Mimi) Zavagnin is the creator of Mindful Mimi Z. She received her Master of Education in 2002, Mimi has served private and public school communities in Kansas City in various roles. Mimi combines her 20+ year career and E-RYT 200 status to create unique human connection experiences for adults, and she is a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher. 

Lindsay Kobolt is the Director of Counseling & Community Well-Being of Pembroke Hill School. Lindsay has her bachelor's degree in sociology and her masters in counseling. She also has an SEL Certificate from The Academy for Social and Emotional Learning. 

2:00-3:00 p.m. CT | Keynote: Social Justice and a Mindful School Culture
Dr. Dawn Brooks-DeCosta, Deputy Superintendent, Community School District 5, New York City Department of Education

This presentation shares how a NYC public elementary school community implemented a focus on social justice and cultural responsiveness that integrates a mindful approach.


Dawn began her service of teaching 27 years ago and worked as a teacher for the NYC DOE teaching in Harlem, NYC 16 years and served as Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School (TMALS) for 11 years. She is currently serving as the Deputy Superintendent of Community School District 5 in Harlem, NYC. Dawn's work has been published in various journals and she has received several awards and recognition for her work in culturally responsive social emotional learning. Dawn is married, has 4 children and four grandchildren.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CT | Guided Body Scan and Visualization
Khayree Bey 

Khayree will be guiding our COSEM community through a reclined body scan, breathing, and visualization practice as a way to close our Saturday and integrate our learning from the day. 


Khayree Bey (he/him), M.Ed., is 2021 Colonial School District/McCullough Middle School Teacher of the Year and 2019 SHAPE Delaware’s Health Teacher of the Year. He is on the Delaware Senate Standards Board, Delaware State Education Association Trainer Cadre, as is a Gift Global Delaware Save Lives Foundation Trainer. Khayree currently implements an equity-based, trauma and poverty-informed culturally responsive approach to teaching students, community, and Colonial staff in the art of MBSR, Kemetic yoga (200YTT), and other self-care practices. He serves on his district's Equity Audit Committee as well as their Educators of Color Council which focuses on equity and the underrepresented population in teaching by recruiting, assisting, and maintaining educators of color.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CT | Building Community through Laughter
Carrie Meyers, M.Ed.
EMCON Planning Team Member

When is the last time you laughed so hard your face and belly hurt and tears came streaming out of your eyes? Bring your funniest teacher, administrator or life stories (edited for maturity and anonymity of course) and revel in the healing experience of shared laughter.


Carrie (she/her) spent over thirteen years dazzling unimpressed middle and high school students with her mastery of the French language. After burning out, she started Empowering Educator to engage in whimsical present-moment practices to get people out of their heads so they can live from a place of joy, connection, and fulfillment.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CT | Relaxation with Intention 
Sharyn Hahn
EMCON Planning Team Member

Sharyn will be guiding our COSEM community to cultivate a feeling of safety and a sense of being supported as we integrate our learning, let go of our daily routine, and make space for self-care. Gentle movement, breathing techniques, and a short visualization and meditation  will be shared. No previous experience is necessary. Appropriate for all levels and physical conditions.

Sharyn Hahn is a secondary school World Language teacher and has taught all age ranges.  In addition to her teaching, she has been offering yoga and mindfulness to diverse groups of students since 2015. She completed her first 200-hour teacher training in Deep Yoga in 2014, followed by a 200-hour certification in the Breathe For Change Yoga and SEL  program for Educators. She recently completed her 800-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Program at Kripalu and focuses on integrating trauma-informed approaches, yoga for depression, anxiety, stress management, and cancer supportive modalities.

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Gratitude to COSEM's Conference Planning Team: Lindsey Frank, Carrie Meyers, Tracy Heilers, and Sharyn Hahn


All sessions are listed in CENTRAL TIME (Chicago)

The EMCON Zoom Passcode will be sent to your email.

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