Our collaborators and contributing partners are here to ensure that every aspect of our Social Emotional Learning Curriculum is held to the highest standards.
Lee Sowles, MPH
Founder, Executive Director
Kind Mind was built on a foundation of Lee’s personal journey in building self-awareness, emotional regulation, and resilience. With a background in early childhood development, public health, and public service, Lee had the vision to build a program for schools that would mitigate, and even prevent, the mental health epidemic facing our nation. Lee’s deep commitment to service, inclusion, and compassion are at the forefront of everything we create.
- Master of Public Health 2013, Northeastern University
- Mindful Schools 2017
- Applied Compassion Training 2019-2020, Stanford University
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Dr. Robert Bruce Thompson, Ph.D
Collaborative Evaluation Projects
Research Director, Professor of Psychology
Dr. Robert Bruce Thompson (Bruce) is a research psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Maine, where he teaches developmental psychology. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Children’s Center of Portland. His research and teaching interests are in cognitive and linguistic development in early childhood, with a primary focus on metacognitive reasoning and social-cognitive development.Learn More About Bruce
Contributing Author: Technology Lessons
Mindfulness Educator, Author
Erica brings her mindfulness and education expertise, in addition to her specialized work in mindfulness and technology to Kind Mind. Erica is a contributing author in Kind Mind’s curricula lessons with a specific approach to building awareness around the impacts of technology.Buy Erica's Book
Sarah Carlson, M.Ed
Mindfulness Teacher Community Facilitator
Mindfulness Educator, Author
Having taught in public schools for 31 years, Sarah has recently (somewhat) retired. With a passion for bringing mindfulness into education, Sarah has created "Poetic Mindful Moments" that combine her love of the natural world with soothing imagery and are designed to enhance awareness and connection for students, teachers, and families. Sarah also leads our teacher community, offering weekly mindfulness gatherings for our members.Read Sarah's Blog
Sabrina brings her creative skills and calm spirit to Kind Mind’s beautifully crafted materials. With our trauma-sensitive approach, soft edges, and inclusive design, we have developed imagery that entices children and adults alike.Visit Sabrina's Website
Michaela’s artistic ability warms the hearts of children and adults alike, with illustrations that bring life to words, for all ages.
Digital Marketing and Operational Support
With an eye for digital design and comprehensive training in digital marketing and web management, Czean charges Kind Mind’s website and social media management. Czean is highly organized and kind-hearted and our work is possible because of the talent she brings.
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