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Mindful Studies Staff

Sea King Calm Center for Awareness and Living MIndfully

Tamara Sheridan | [email protected] x43518
Jill Moeller |  [email protected] x43518
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Mindful Studies Staff

Tamara SheridanTamara Sheridan


Tammi’s journey with mindfulness began when she (and her now husband) moved across the country from their home state of New Jersey in 2006. Leaving home and planting new roots proved challenging to navigate and Tammi began to utilize mindfulness techniques and develop a yoga practice as a means to manage her life.


She began her formal training with Mindful Schools in 2017 and is a currently a student in their Mindful Teacher Certification Program. She has co-developed the Mindful Studies program with Jill Moeller and they are currently co-teaching Introduction to Mindfulness at PVHS.


Tammi has been at Palos Verdes High School since 2006. She started her educational career teaching Spanish full-time and, not long after that, joined the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) team. Since then, she has graduated two cohorts of students; the Classes of 2011 and 2018 and is currently teaching the PVHS AVID Class of 2022. Along the way, she has also dabbled in educational administration and leadership in different capacities at PVPUSD.


She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University in both Spanish and Communication and M.S. in Educational Administration from Pepperdine University.


Jill MoellerJill Moeller


Jill Moeller is in her 17th year teaching at Palos Verdes High and her first year teaching Introduction to Mindfulness. She also currently teaches Life Science and, in the past, has taught Biology, Biology Honors and AP Environmental Science at the high school since joining the faculty in 2002 when the school reopened.


Jill played an integral role in developing and writing the California Department of Education SSP grant application which has provided funding for the implementation of the Mindfulness courses at Palos Verdes High. She also authored Palos Verdes High School’s Green Ribbon School Applications (Gold Level 2018, Silver Level 2017).


She is a 2018 graduate of Mindful Schools Mindful Teacher Certification Program. She has also had training in Mindfulness for Student Athletes, Mindful Self Compassion, and the Science of Well-Being. She has co-developed the Mindful Studies program with Tammi Sheridan and they are currently co-teaching Introduction to Mindfulness at PVHS. She considers herself a lifelong student of mindfulness.


She holds a B.A. and an M.S. in Biology from California State University, Fullerton. She previously taught at Cabrillo High in Long Beach.


She has been using mindfulness to help reduce some of the stress associated with raising a family and having a career, as well as navigating the sea of life. After Jill started practicing mindfulness, she felt a sense of “why didn’t anybody teach this to me earlier in life?” She developed a strong desire to share mindfulness with students and give them the tools she wished she had been given earlier in life.