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Marie Weller

Professional Learning Specialist, SEL Curriculum

Marie has over 30 years of experience in education, serving the past 17 years as an elementary school counselor in central Ohio. As a school counselor, she has worked with many teachers to incorporate calming corners into their classrooms. This experience led her, with the support of her principal, to co-author a children's picture book called Cranium Critters: Paws at the Pause Place. In the book, Scout, the brain's safety pup, and Einstein the wise owl teach children (and adults) how the brain works and offer ideas for creating and using Pause Place tools in the classroom or at home.

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