July 10 - 13 2019  ·  O'Keeffe Middle- Room 117
10 Hour Foundations in Mindfulness- July 10th-13th
This course is open to all MMSD Employees, both instructional and non-instructional staff, including leaders/administrators. Those with little or no knowledge and skill in mindfulness practice are encouraged to enroll.

This course will give participants knowledge and skills in the practice of mindful awareness. Time will be devoted to learning how to care for yourself and others through the many facets of mindfulness practice (drawing from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum) and its direct implication and impact in living a more sane life. Mindfulness is based on an understanding that life is mixed, having magnificent moments, and moments of challenge and disappointment. What is important is the way in which we meet the moments of our lives, with as much as ease as possible. No prior mindfulness experience is required. Participants will also learn about mindfulness supports and resources for staff and students in MMSD.

Course sessions: July 10 9 AM to 12 PM, July 12 9 AM to 12 PM, July 13, 9 AM to 1 PM


  • 1.0 PACs OR
  • 1.0 Academic credit from Edgewood College at $195/credit.


  • Main Instructor: Tamara Maxwell, Alexandra Fayen, Kristen Guetschow
  • Co-Instructor(s): Andrew Statz, Sara Parrell
  • Title: Tamara Maxwell, DPI Director of Content and Learning; Alexandra Fayen, Social Worker Capital HS; Kristen Guetschow, Mental Health Coordinator
  • Contact Email: Sara Parrell: sparrell@madison.k12.wi.us Alexandra Fayen: afayan@madison.k12.wi.uw Kristen Guetschow: kguetschow@madison.k12.wi.us
  • Contact Phone: Kristen Guetschow: (608) 572-7593