Teri O’Donnell, M.Ed. spent nearly 30 years as a high school Biology teacher, encouraging students to explore the science and beauty of all living things. In her master’ program, Teri focused on trauma-informed teaching and leadership. She is currently in training as a mindfulness teacher with Mindful Schools. Trained by the Center for Courage & Renewal, Teri facilitates Circles of Trust® retreats, providing deep reflection and renewal for teachers. Teri also guides online circles for Forum for Teacher Well-being at Millennium. Teri is a nature photographer, and she uses her photos, her facilitation skills, and her concern for the environment to help others reconnect with themselves, live with compassion, build community, and become stewards of a healthy planet.
Teri lives in Santa Rosa, California with her husband Michael and dog Bella. A proud mom of a wonderful adult son, she enjoys travel, hiking, anything that involves the ocean, and creating her pollinator-friendly garden.