About the Director
Norma Neumann-Johnson created the Breakthrough Training Institute (BTI) to share the powerful tools of mindfulness and brain science with parents, teachers, schools and communities.
As the founder and leader of two groundbreaking magnet schools in Hartford, Connecticut, Neumann-Johnson began introducing mindfulness to her students and staff in 2006. Her background includes several decades founding, designing, and being the principal of one of two "Global Schools for Students of Character." Her school achieved national recognition in 2015 when it was selected as the "Number 1 Magnet School" in the U.S. by Magnet Schools of America and "A national School to Learn From" by Teach for America due to its unique Character Curriculum and student instruction in Mindfulness.
She is certified as a Mindfulness Instructor by Mindful Schools in Oakland CA, and focuses on supporting school leaders, staff, parents and communities in developing emotional intelligence in students. Her study and training show how the environment provided by parents and teachers alters the brain. The strategies contained in BTI courses address the need for positive, encouraging discipline approaches to be used with children throughout their developing years.
BTI courses can be offered in schools or community settings. Contact us to check for availability.