Pamela Seigle, MS, is the executive director of Courage & Renewal Northeast at Wellesley College, an affiliate of the national Center for Courage & Renewal. She coleads the national Courage in Schools Initiative for the Center for Courage & Renewal, developing programs that bring reflective practice and focus on adult community directly to schools. She is the founder of the Open Circle® Program based at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. Open Circle is a leading provider of evidence-based curriculum and professional development for SEL in kindergarten through grade five. Since its inception in 1987, Open Circle has reached more than two million students and trained more than 13,000 educators. She is currently a trustee of the Conservatory Lab Charter School, a music-infused elementary school in Boston that has implemented El Sistema as a whole-school initiative, and a former trustee of the Boston Public Library. She received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Syracuse University.

This profile was last updated on October 1, 2014

Mind & Life Connections


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – Mind the Gap: Understanding the Distance Between Contemplative and Transformative Education

June Rimmer, Pamela Seigel

Topics: Education | Mindfulness