Meet the Founder

Laura Bean is excited to combine mindfulness and creative writing to promote healthy, productive educational and work environments. She has practiced mindfulness for three decades and is passionate about sharing this extraordinary tool with others. A published author with an MFA in Creative Writing, Laura has taught writing workshops in New York City public schools, as well as in Tucson, Arizona, and in Okinawa and Kyoto, Japan. She has an English teaching credential with a Bilingual Authorization Certificate in Spanish and twenty years of classroom experience. In 2018, she completed Mindful School’s Mindful Educator Year-long Program.

The Mindful Literacy curriculum combines the best of social-emotional learning, promoting self-reflection and a healthy classroom community, with reading and writing. Her work has been featured at a mindful youth conference sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego and in UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center Magazine.