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My principle research interests lie in the field of mindfulness in an educational setting, whole systems research methods, and wellness. I recently completed two research projects using the methodology of interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore how teachers and counsellors make sense of teaching children mindfulness.

Karen Ager earned her Masters of Wellness at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia where she was awarded multiple High Distinctions. She is a tenured faculty member at the United Nations International School of New York City. In her role as a Junior School Learning Specialists, Karen teaches mindfulness and literacy skills to students in Kindergarten to Grade Four. She has over 30 years of classroom experience and understands the importance of the emotions in learning. Karen has successfully integrated daily mindfulness and wellness practices into the classroom.Karen is involved with numerous arthritis advocacy groups and foundations. She has served on the board of the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation whose mission is to make dreams and wishes a reality for children living with juvenile arthritis. She has also served for eight years on the Board of the arthritis Foundation's NY chapter, where she helped to raise close to %50,000 for the organization.

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