Find Your True North

Kelly Knoche


Kelly Knoche After seeing many of her colleagues leave through her years in Oakland Unified and experiencing the stressors of teaching in an under-resourced school system, she became determined to find simple, low-cost solutions to building teacher resilience. What started as a donation-based yoga program for educators (Gift of Prana) has transformed into The Teaching Well: a cost-efficient, multi-year series of professional development offerings and 1:1 coaching that is committed to creating school environments where adults thrive and students achieve. The Teaching Well is proud to have served over 500 educators in a variety of schools since its humble beginnings with successful increases in teacher retention. Kelly desire is to change the narrative of what it means to be of service so that it includes sustainability and self care. She holds a B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley and also spent time studying at Harvard University.