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Courage to Lead Sampler Weekend

Date: 5:00pm PDT October 10, 2013 - 11:30am October 12, 2013 Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR

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

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

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

This Sampler Weekend is an opportunity to find out more before committing to a full Courage to Lead Program retreat cycle. The next full cycle begins February 6, 2014. Learn more here 

Questions? Please contact Sherri Carreker carreker@lclark.edu, Dawn Montgomery dawnm@lclark.edu, or Kevin Bacon kbacon@pps.k12.or.us.

Retreat Details & Registration

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12, 2013

Times: 5 p.m. Thursday-11:30 a.m. Saturday

The retreat will begin with a group dinner on Thursday and conclude before lunch on Saturday. 

Facilitators: Dawn Montgomery, Ed.D., Kevin Bacon, Sherri Carreker, M.Ed.

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

Fee: $490. A $100 deposit reserves your space. 

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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 many district programs and initiatives including: alternative education, mathematics, counseling, high school diplomas, college prep, district equity team, grading and assessment, professional learning communities, etc.  She also serves as a Courage and Renewal facilitator and a trainer for Uniting to Understand Racism. 

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.   

Sherri Carreker started her teaching career at a kindergarten and preschool program in Berlin, Germany. She continued her teaching career in elementary, middle, and high schools within the southeast United States. For 14 years she served as principal in an elementary school and a high school within North Carolina. Currently, Sherri serves as the Director for the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). 


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