Josh is the Urban Assembly's Social-Emotional Learning Program Manager where he supports district and school-wide SEL programming. He previously served as Grade-Level Lead, Instructional Coach, Diversity Coordinator, and Dean of Students - though always with a foot in the classroom - in Crown Heights. He has both developed curriculum for and taught a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology elective, additional SEL/college readiness courses, and history courses spanning 7th-11th grades. He was the recipient of the Knowledge Grant and co-created the ClearMindEd initiative to bring network-wide PD and resources related to mindfulness inclusion. He has his Masters in Secondary Social Studies Education from Lehman College, his 200-hour yoga teacher certification from YogaWorks, and has completed trainings related to trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and meditation/mindfulness instruction. He is currently a candidate for an MSW at the NYU Silver School.
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