About the Association for Mindfulness in Education

AME is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education. We are committed to furthering training and research in this field.


Steering Committee

Amy Saltzman, M.D.
Amy Saltzman is a holistic physician, mindfulness teacher, wife and mother. She has been teaching mindfulness for over 14 years. Her passion is sharing mindfulness with children and adults. She is currently conducting two research studies through the Stanford Department of Psychology: evaluating the benefits of teaching mindfulness to child-parent pairs and to children in elementary school. Dr. Saltzman offers lectures and courses for schools, parenting organizations, and education and medical conferences. She also provides individual mindfulness instruction and holistic medical care to children and adults.

Gil Fronsdal, Ph.D.
Gil Fronsdal was the founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. A mindfulness meditation teacher for 16 years, Gil has been teaching mindfulness to children for eight years.

Philippe Goldin, Ph.D.
Philippe completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at Rutgers University and his Clinical Psychology Internship at the UCSD/SDVAHS consortium. He is currently a researcher in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. He investigates core cognitive (thinking) and affective (feeling) mechanisms in both healthy children and adults, and in patients with various forms of psychopathology. He uses state-of-the-art functional MRI and other techniques to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the interaction of cognition and emotion systems. He is currently evaluating the benefits of teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to child-parent pairs, and to adult patients with anxiety and social phobia.

Teah Strozer
Teah earned a K-12 teaching credential with a specialty in music from the University of Southern California Music Conservatory. She currently is the Chaplain for the Bay School of San Francisco. She has practiced mindfulness since 1967. She teaches primarily at the San Francisco Zen Center where she created and led retreat programs for teenagers.

Seth Izen
Seth Izen graduated from Brown University with a degree in Contemplative Studies. He co-founded the Brown Meditation Community, a secular group dedicated to educating the campus about mindfulness and its benefits. Seth attended a three month silent meditation retreat after college and is now working at an organization that teaches conflict resolution skills to students.

Collaborative Organizations