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Wamego Match Day
Wamego Match Day is
October 8, 2020
Wamego Match Day is
October 08, 2020

Kansas Courage to Teach and Lead

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need


Think of a teacher you have had (or one your own child has had) in your life that has made a positive, powerful, and long-lasting difference in you ....and ask yourself how can I support these culture heroes in Wamego? 







The Kansas Courage to Teach & Lead Fund exists for the purpose of providing opportunities to help Wamego USD 320 educators rediscover their identity and integrity, providing them with both personal and professional development that helps sustain and retain them in their profession.  These opportunities include full three-day retreats and/or one-day workshops that are designed and facilitated by trained facilitators through the Center for Courage & Renewal; Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert is the sole facilitator in Kansas at this time.  Courage to Teach & Lead (Parker J. Palmer) offerings include the following objectives:


  • develop a stronger sense of purpose, renewed commitment and increased satisfaction with work in the classrooms and schools
  • develop a heightened sense of personal and professional renewal, readiness to return to work refreshed and energized
  • increase capacity to be fully present in work settings by providing a reprieve from the hectic bustle of teaching and leading
  • expand capacity to be resilient and purposeful in one's work as an educator


The Kansas Courage to Teach & Lead Fund provides scholarships for educators in Wamego USD 320 to participate in Courage to Teach & Lead retreats/workshops.  Scholarships offset costs for the retreat registrations, materials, food and housing; retreats are held at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  By contributing to the Kansas Courage to Teach & Lead Fund, this work can continue to be offered to educators in our community and will serve to help sustain and retain our best Wamego educators in their profession.


For more information about the Center for Courage & Renewal, go to http://www.couragerenewal.org/



The mission of the Kansas Courage to Teach & Lead fund is to provide professional development opportunities to Wamego educators for the purpose of retaining and sustaining our talented educators in the classrooms and schools.


  • At this time there are approximately 350 facilitators trained by the Center for Courage & Renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia. 
  • Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert is the sole facilitator in Kansas; she plans, promotes and facilitates Courage to Teach & Lead experiences for educators.
  • To date, five multi-day retreats have been offered in Kanas and participants have included educators from our school district, as well as educators from across Kansas and the U.S.  Full and partial scholarships can be provided for, via the Kansas Courage to Teach & Lead Fund, for educators in the USD 320 school district. 

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Courage to Teach & Lead Retreat
Courage to Teach & Lead Retreat
Circle of Trust
Circle of Trust
What is Courage to Teach? Parker J. Palmer


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