Jennifer Knowles is a wellbeing and mindfulness coach and facilitator for students, teachers, administrators and families. She previously worked for 20+ years in special education settings, regular education classrooms, and as a curriculum developer and literacy coach for teachers. She has worked nationally and internationally in various settings, which have provided her with in-depth experience, inspiration, and unique opportunities for influencing and being influenced by school cultures. Jennifer has taught in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee, as well as, the Gaza Strip and Zimbabwe. Throughout all of these learning and teaching experiences, Jennifer found a passion for wellbeing in schools for all stakeholders. She has committed herself full-time over the last 5 years to teaching mindfulness and wellbeing within school systems.
In addition to her work with the Contentment Foundation, Jennifer engages with universities, school districts, individual schools and families in creating a culture of wellbeing, mindfulness and self-care. She believes that making wellbeing a priority builds a culture of resilience and kindness where stakeholders feel safe to be who they are and feel part of a community. This work requires love, authenticity, consistency, patience and perseverance, all of which Jennifer continues to strive for in order to share the important work of mindfulness and wellbeing.
Jennifer holds a Masters in Special Education and a B.S. in Education, both from the College of Charleston. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband and two boys.