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Continuing Education

Courage to Lead Program for Educational Administrators

Date: 5:00pm PST March 2 Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

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Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

The Courage to Lead Program® for school administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, and other district administrators) is a personal and professional renewal program that meets in a retreat setting and offers school leaders time and space to reflect on the complex, challenging, and changing dimensions of their leadership experiences. 

The Courage to Lead Program is designed to help leaders move beyond the “what” and “how” questions of leadership, to the “who” questions. It is rooted in the belief that effective leadership flows from the identity and integrity of the person.

The program offers participants the opportunity to connect with colleagues who understand the importance and complexity of their lives as school leaders. The level of support from colleagues is often mentioned by past participants as an important factor in the ways in which they are able to bring a new level of insight and energy to their work. 

Please contact Dawn Montgomery

Spring/Summer Session Details & Registration

Spring/Summer Retreat Dates: Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, 2017 and Sunday-Tuesday, June 25-27, 2017

Times: Each retreat begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR

Facilitators: Dawn Montgomery, EdD, Sherri Carreker, MEd, Kevin Bacon

Credits and Fees

Noncredit: $1,000

**Registration for this retreat cycle is currently full. With questions or to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Dawn Montgomery at**


Credit: A retreat session can be taken for 2 semester hours of graduate-degree applicable credit (and applied to a continuing administrator license). Please contact Dawn Montgomery for more details at

The current tuition rate is $779 per semester hour plus $250 per retreat for food and lodging. Tuition rates are subject to change in May 2017.

If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

About the Facilitators

Dawn Montgomery’s 32 years in K-12 education supports her service to the professional development of leaders.  Her varied work experience include elementary and middle school teacher, middle and high school vice principal, high school principal, and district office director overseeing K-12 schools and many district programs and initiatives.  Besides serving as a Courage and Renewal facilitator, she is an executive performance coach, an equity trainer and facilitator and she directs educational leadership licensing programs at Lewis & Clark College.

Sherri Carreker, MEd has served 44 years in public education Pre-K through 12.  Her roles varied from teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal to professional development consultant. In addition to her public school experience, she worked within the Teacher Education Department, chaired the Educational Leadership Department, and directed the Center for Community Engagement at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis and Clark College.  Currently, she serves as a Courage & Renewal facilitator and volunteers in the community.

Kevin Bacon is principal of Boise Eliot/Humboldt  School. Mr. Bacon has been an educator for 27 years. He taught social studies at Whitaker Middle School, was a student management specialist at George Middle School, became vice principal at Jefferson High School and then served as an assistant principal at a Tigard-Tualatin middle school. He returned to Portland Public Schools as Hosford’s principal in 2007, nurturing the school’s neighborhood and Mandarin immersion programs.   

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