Susan Yao

Susan Yao

Susan Yao (she/hers) has been a middle school educator for 12 years, most recently serving as the Middle School Head at Friends Academy in Dartmouth, MA. She has practiced Buddhism for 17 years in Korean Zen and Insight traditions. She is currently exploring a Buddhist educational program for K-8 students, the Laughing Rivers School. She lives on a homestead with her family in Vermont.

Recent Articles

Reimagining School Through a Buddhist Lens

Susan Yao explores how Buddhist principles could help us reimagine the American school system.

From The Under 35 Project: “Captain Hook and Indian #2: A Love Story Ruined by Epically Unrealistic Expectations”

Here's the latest from The Under 35 Project by Susan Yao, about the pain of attachment to unrealistic expectations.