Ph.D. - Michigan State University, Educational Administration; Cognate in Business Management.
Ed.S. - Central Michigan University, Educational Administration.
M. Ed. - Wayne State University, Guidance and Couseling.
A.B. - Eastern Michigan University, English Language and Literature. Minor- Psychology
Training in Mindfulness
Mindfulness Training – Updated 2023
Sabbatical- Winter Term 2013- Study of Mindfulness
Sabbatical- Fall Term 2019- Mindfulness, Work-related stress, Resilience, Lean Management and Mindfulness, Mindfulness and Restorative Practice
Professional Development Leave- WInter Term. Mindful Resilience
Published book: Mindfulness: How School Leaders Can Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job (2016) This book was featured in Mindful Magazine, in August 2016, under their list of recommend reading, “Bookmark this Book.” It was also selected by Oakland University as one of two books that received the “Authors at Oakland” distinction, of the 132 books written by professors over a two-year period of time.
Professional Training in Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Saki Santorelli, EdD. Rhinebeck, NY, 2011
11th Annual Scientific Conference in Mindfulness- Boston, MA-2013; Post conference one-day training with Saki Santorelli, EdD- Mindfulness
12th Annual Scientific Conference in Mindfulness- Boston, MA- 2014; Post conference in self-compassion with Christopher Germer, PhD- one day
Two Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses taught by Howard Schubiner, MD and Ruth Lerman, MD- (8 weeks, each)
Inner Strengths of Successful Leaders, Harvard University- Half of the training featured mindfulness, 2013
Mindful Self-Compassion training- with Chris Germer, PhD and Kristin Neff, PhD - Joshua Tree, CA, 2014
Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristen Neff, PhD Ann Arbor, MI, 2015
Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristen Neff, PhD, Christopher Germer, PhD and Steven Hickman, PSY a UCSD advanced training in Self-Compassion, 2016
Mindful Self-Compassion Retreat- Petaluma, CA, 2017
Mindful Self Compassion for Adolescents- with Karen Bluth, PhD and Lorraine Hobbs, Whidbey Island, WA, 2017
Mindfulness for Educators, K-12 with Daniel Rechtschaffen- - Rhinebeck, NY, 2014
Mindfulness for Educators Part II, with Daniel Rechtschaffen, online program, 2017
Mindfulness Leadership Conference, Arlington, VA- Featuring Congressman Tim Ryan, Tara Brach, PhD; et al., Dan Goleman , PhD via video streaming. Additional training- one-day conference following summit with Fleet Maull- Mindfulness and Radical Acceptance, 2014
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, sponsored by Google- a program about Mindfulness in the workplace. Detroit, MI. 2018
Mindful Leadership with Lovingkindness Retreat, with Janice Maturano, JD, and Sharon Salzberg, Lenox, MA, 2018
Trauma-Informed Mindfulness, with Trish Magyari, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2018.
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, with David Treleaven, PhD, Rhonda Magee, JD, and Florence Meleo-Meyer, with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD via live streaming. Sponsored by Brown University, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY. August, 2019.
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, with David Treleaven, PhD. Brown University. Online. 2019
Advanced Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness with David Trealeaven, PhD Brown Univeristy, Online. March 2020.
The Science of Habit Change. A Mindful Approach with Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, and Robin Boudette, PhD. Online. June 2020
Mindfulness and Lean Management, Mike Orzen, 2021, Online
Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience, 2021. Online. Ronal Epstein, MD; Mick Krasner, MD;Frederock Marshall, MD. University of Rochester
Mindful Practice in Medicine Facilitator Training. 2021, October. Ronald epstein, MD; Mick Krasner, MD; Frederick Marshall, MD. Batavia, NY
Numerous one-day retreats in Mindfulness
Reiki- Levels One, Two, Three- Master Reiki Level Beaumont Hospital Integrative Medicine
Wells, C. M. (2022). Mindful leadership: A new way of being under construction. In F. Enlglish (Ed.). The Palgrave Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management Discourse, (pp. 283-298).
Wells, C. M. (2022). Resilience, grwoth after adversity, and self-care: The new necessary for mindful principal preparation and talent development. S. Hayes (Ed.) Talent Development and Principal Preparation. Information Age Publishing. (pp. 225-248).
Wells, C. M., & Klocko, B. A. (2018). Principal well-being and resilience: Mindfulness as a means to that end. NASSP: The Bulletin, 1-13.
Klocko, B.A., & Wells, C.M. (2015). Workload pressure of principals: A focus on renewal, support, and mindfulness. NASSP The Bulletin. 1-24. doi:10.1177/019263651561927
Wells, C.M. (2015). Conceptualizing mindful leadership: How the practice of mindfulness informs the practice of leading. Educational Leadership Review Doctoral Research, 2(1). 1-23
Wells, C.M., & Klocko, B.A. (2015). Can teacher leadership reduce principal stress? Journal of School Leadership, 25(2), 313-344.
Wells, C.M. (2013). Mindfulness is academia: Considerations for administrative preparation. Education Leadership Review, 14(3), 1-12.
Wells, C.M. (2013, Fall). Educational leaders describe a job too big for one: Stress reduction in the midst of leading. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 10(2), 32-45.
Wells, C.M. (2013). Principals responding to constant pressure: Finding a source of stress management. NASSP The Bulletin, XX(X), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/0192636543504453