Former Executive Director, Friends Council on Education
Irene McHenry, PhD, former Executive Director of Friends Council on Education
, is a licensed psychologist, dynamic educator, consultant, and the author and editor of numerous publications, including Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning
. She consults with organizations nationwide, providing professional development and teaching mindfulness to administrators, faculty, trustees, aspiring leaders and students. Irene served as co-chair of the religious studies department at William Penn Charter School, was founding head of Delaware Valley Friends School, co-founder of Greenwood Friends School, founding faculty for Fielding Graduate University's doctoral program in education, and a senior investigator for the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. Irene is also past-president for the Council for American Private Education, and serves on the boards of Mindfulness in Education Network, Vector Group Consulting North America and Haverford College.