Andrew Beal & Julia Jennings

Andrew and Julia's grant was used to implement a Yoga/Pilates/Mindfulness program within the Wellness curriculum for students in grades 6-8. The program will be woven into the existing Life Skills curriculum, will extend into afternoon clubs, and will also be incorporated into assembly scheduling and homeroom meetings. 

Julia join's our middle school faculty this fall. In addition to teaching science and math, she will take a leadership role in our wellness programming. Given that she is a certified yoga and pilates instructor, and she has experience designing and implementing programming for students, this moment provides an opportunity for Brimmer to assume a leadership role in the independent school world in terms of wellness programming. Mr. Beal will take an eight-week online course in mindfulness, and he will partner closely with Senate members and the Middle School leadership team to rollout more mindfulness practices throughout the school day. In addition, he will co-lead any sessions with Ms. Jennings when the schedule permits. This robust programming will empower Brimmer students with skills and resources to manage the anxieties and stresses of their worlds. 

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