Carin Winter is the founder and CEO of Mission Be, Mindful Education and has successfully lead the organization to bring mindfulness rooted in social emotional learning into 32 schools from Big Sur, California to Harlem, New York- scaling their impact to over 30,000 students in the first two years. She has been studying the work of mindfulness for over 20 years and is talented meditation teacher, gifted speaker and visionary.
Carin holds a LMSW with a clinical background and 15 years of experience working with youth in schools, foster care and the juvenile justice system. Carin was also clinical therapist for many years and maintained a successful private counseling and healing practice for over a decade. She was the school social worker at Islip Public Schools for ten years and was very involved as the co-chair to the Islip Compass Coalition Task Force with local legislators, the police department and community organizations. With great determination, Carin lead many sustainable community-wide programs, spearheading a long list of accomplishments, such as the Islip High School Project Connect Mentoring Program which still impacts many at risk children today.
Carin founded Embrace Yoga Center in New York in 2007 and lead the company for seven years where she successfully directed a team to teach yoga, meditation, dance, yoga camp, children’s yoga & movement, pre-postnatal yoga, mommy and me classes and mindfulness.
Carin was recently appointed as the co-chair of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Social and Emotional Task Force lead by Scarlett Lewis of Sandy Hook. Scarlett lost her brave son Jesse in the 2012 school shooting and with great courage is leading a group of gifted leaders to encourage legislative policy change to support the national development of social and emotional learning in schools.
Carin’s clinical background combined with her years of experience as an educator and practitioner of mindfulness make her a unique member of the Safe and Sound team and an asset to the field of school safety.