Circle of Friends is run by Michelle Wolin. Michelle has an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and decades of teaching experience with young children. She has permanent NYS teacher certification, N-6. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and Certified Children's Yoga Instructor. Before opening Circle of Friends, Michelle worked as Educational Director and Head Teacher at various preschools in Manhattan. Michelle is also First Aid/CPR certified, and is a tutor in Multi-Sensory Reading. She has many years of outdoor educational experience through her role as chair person and Trip Leader for Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program, where she coordinated and taught outdoor leadership skills, outdoor trips and educational experiences for New York City youth.