Andy Roach

Courage & Renewal Facilitator
Speaks English

Andy is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services at Georgia State University. He is a school psychologist by training and also taught elementary and middle school for 9 years. Andy serves as core faculty and co-investigator for two projects that provide year-long experiences to emerging leaders in disability-serving organizations: the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) Program and the AUCD Leadership Academy. Both of these leadership training programs integrate concepts and strategies developed by the Center for Courage & Renewal. Andy also is interested in the application of mindfulness and other contemplative practices in educational and community contexts. He has conducted and evaluated mindfulness trainings with graduate students, educators, parents of young children, and disability-serving professionals. In addition to being a Courage & Renewal Facilitator, Andy is a certified mindfulness educator and training associate for Mindfulness Without Borders—a nonprofit that brings mindfulness and social-emotional learning practices to schools, organizations, and communities around the globe.