CREATING BODY SAFE CLASSROOMS
Caitlin O’Connor is a high school teacher and mental health advocate interested in social justice. Her focus and passion has been on studying and creating opportunities for embodied education practices, peer service in mental health, and uplifting marginalized voices. She is a native of Long Island, and has taught at districts in this region as well as upstate New York. Caitlin has presented her work on body positive education at the National Council of Teachers of English convention, and written articles for Edutopia and other sources about mental health, body positive classrooms, eating disorder recovery, and more.