Jenna Moniz is an educator, writer, and activist who is passionate about supporting the social-emotional well-being of young people, families, and educators through practices that promote resilience and self-actualization.
As a former Peace Corps community organizer and teacher in developing communities of Southeast Africa, West Africa, and favelas of Southern Brazil, Jenna’s drive is rooted in her desire to empower marginalized communities with tools that connect us to our intuitive voices, our communities, and a purpose-driven sense of agency.
As a school and district-based educator of 20 years in Broward County Schools, Jenna supported the sixth largest school district’s initiatives in mindfulness and the instructional support of diverse learners. In 2019, the district supported her creation of a micro-school, Aspire Academy, an accelerated inter-disciplinary, SEL, Mindfulness, and HeartMath supported curriculum for teenagers.
Jenna’s National Board Certification and graduate studies in Brain-Based Instruction inform her practices as do her certifications with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, the Science of Well-being, and HeartMath Institute’s Resilience and Trauma-Sensitive trainings.
Jenna is a Mat Pilates trainer who enjoys incorporating her brain and heart-focused practices into sessions with body and energy movement.
Her only son is currently studying at the University of Central Florida, and Jenna lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she works remotely for the HeartMath Institute.