Andra Brill, Ph.D. (she/her) is a writer and innovator in the growing field of mindful education. Her work, based on neuroscience, psychology and Buddhist traditions, supports educators and families to create balance and well-being. Before starting her own consulting firm, Andra spent many years as a literacy coach and early literacy specialist in the public schools. She has served as senior faculty at Passageworks Institute since 2012 where she helped develop the Transformational Leadership Workshop and the Trainer of Trainers course for SMART in Education, an 8 week mindfulness course based on MBSR. Currently, Andra is the Curriculum and Wellness Director for Bright Mind Enrichment and Schooling and an advisor to Whole School Mindfulness. Andra is a passionate advocate for cultural responsiveness, justice and equity in the communities she supports.