ReTreat is an opportunity for school administrators to have a shared experience, to allow time for reflection, conversation, and professional growth with treasured colleagues.
The influences on this retreat are many, from David Mallery’s Westtown Seminars to experience gained from CATDC discourse groups to Quaker traditions. We will introduce the Clearness process, a long-standing Quaker practice that remains an integral part of ReTreat. This practice is also used with success as a professional growth tool for discernment and clarification in a variety of professional and personal settings.
The three days and two nights will be facilitated by seasoned ReTreat leaders Andrew Salverda and Katherine Preston, joined this year by Mike Hanas, all from San Francisco Friends School.
ReTreat will take place at the beautiful Mayacamas Ranch in Sonoma County. A lovely single room and all meals are included in the cost of the retreat. We will have access to the entire facility and only our group will be present.
Space is limited to 20 people, so please register soon to secure your spot.
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, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty years. She is currently the mental health consultant for the San Francisco Friends School and she teaches lifespan development and family systems theory at Sofia University in Palo Alto. She also maintains a private practice in San Francisco and has held many clinical leadership positions overseeing and providing clinical training and supervision for therapeutic school-based services.
is the Head of Middle School at San Francisco Friends School, a position he’s held for the last eight years. He designed the advisory program, helped hone the outdoor education and service learning program, and led the hiring effort for middle school teachers. In 2011, Andrew served as Acting Head of School at Friends. Prior to working at Friends, Andrew worked at the Nueva School for eleven years in many roles: teaching humanities, serving as interim middle school head, coordinating the Innovation Lab (in partnership with Stanford University’s Design School), managing the advising program, co-founding the Nueva Drama Conservatory, and leading trips into the wilderness and to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.
Mike Hanas is the Head of School at San Francisco Friends School. He has worked in schools for three decades and previously served as the Principal of Carolina
Friends School (CFS), a pre-K–12 Quaker school in Durham, North Carolina.