Elizabeth McAvoy

Elizabeth McAvoy is an educator with with 20 years’ experience working as a public school teacher, preschool teacher, English as a Foreign Language teacher, and professional mentor to at-risk youth. She has taught in the U.S., Costa Rica, and South Korea. She has also written about schools and state education policy as an education reporter in California’s Central Valley. She holds a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University and an MA in education from California State University San Marcos.

Elizabeth currently teaches middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies in San Francisco, California, where she uses yoga and mindfulness to help her students self-calm and increase attention, focus, and compassion for self and others. She is the co-author of the laminated guide Mindfulness for Teachers and Students.


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