Mara Linaberger’s essential belief is that each of us has chosen to be here on the planet at this moment in time for a specific reason - that we’re all on a mission we chose for ourselves. And that figuring out what it is that we love, what we’re good at, and why we’ve chosen to be her here now, is the main reason for continuing to engage in rich and meaningful learning throughout a lifetime. Mara also believes that many schools actually slow down or stifle those goals and outcomes. So she’s passionate about helping parents and kids figure out the very best ways to harness learning in order to develop to their highest potentials!
Mara is a life-long educator, author, musician, and artist, having spent 25 years in service as a public school educator, teacher trainer, and administrator. First earning her doctorate in Instructional Technology, Mara then went on to earn a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility in the state of Pennsylvania. Having seen the reality of school from top to bottom, she then sensed it was time for her to change directions. Launching “Mindful Technology Consultants” in 2013, she crafts individualized training and support services for small businesses, school districts, and larger organizations. Focusing in closely on the simplified and intentional use of technology, she helps clients to deconstruct complex language and ideas in order to achieve harmony, to make rich connections between like minded creative folks, and to bring back a love for creativity and learning.
Mara currently maintains a small apartment in her hometown, that her friends jokingly refer to as “the Pittsburgh hotel room,” while she travels far and wide supporting communities who want to build new schools in getting their brainstorming off the ground.