Kaitlin Muller-Cusack holds a Masters in Education M.Ed and a Graduate Science Teaching Certificate through the University of New England she also holds a New Hampshire Experienced Educator License. Kaitlin’s undergraduate degree resides in Environmental Science, which she received at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Kaitlin is a trauma informed Registered Yoga Teacher. Kaitlin is currently enrolled in an Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) founded by University of Massachusetts Medical School and Wilderness First Aid course.
Kaitlin is taking a leave of absence from her 7th grade science teaching position to focus on Taking Root. She is also currently a 6,7,8 science and Outdoor Enrichment instructor at Virtual Learning Academy Charter school, and a yoga instructor at a studio in Hampton, along with offering private sessions for athletes at the University of New Hampshire. She has taught the extended school year course for Special Education students during the summer for the past 5 years.
Kaitlin has experience working with students with varying challenges including learning differences, mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, and executive functioning challenges.
Prior to Kaitlin's career shift towards education, she worked as a Wetland Scientist for an environmental consulting firm. Kaitlin has continued to pursue her love for environmental education by taking courses with award winning programs such as Project Learning Tree, Project Wet, and Teachers on the Estuary. Kaitlin has also worked as a Naturalist at Seacoast Science Center. In 2019 she wrote and was awarded a grant to the Clipper Foundation to build an Outdoor Learning Classroom at Portsmouth Middle School!
During her career shift Kaitlin also worked to receive her 200 hour yoga teaching certificate. She has now been teaching yoga for 6 years. Kaitlin has furthered her education by taking trainings in yoga and mindfulness for youth and trauma such as Unstoppable Baptiste Yoga for Youth training, and Somatic Breath work training. Kaitlin is Youth Mental Health First Aid trained by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing as well as CPR trained by American Red Cross.
Kaitlin lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire with her husband Collin and their dog Maverick! Kaitlin loves teaching students to be stewards of our earth and teaching mindfulness techniques to all ages to use in their everyday life. When Kaitlin is not teaching she is outside hiking/camping, paddle boarding, surfing, or snowboarding with her family, pup and friends!