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Register for the 2017 Leadership Retreat
Posted 03/16/2017 09:53AM

The Gow School Leadership Retreat

June 15th & 16th, 2017

The goals of the leadership retreats are to identify, nurture, and develop the next set of leaders in our types of specialty schools. The retreats are all about connecting, learning, laughing, and sharing in a casual atmosphere with ample time for reflection and camaraderie. Funded by a grant from the Tower Foundation, this retreat offers rich content. The Gow School as your host, will provide all meals and accommodations on our boarding school campus just 30 minutes away from the city of Buffalo, NY. June is the ideal time on our green, lush campus with ample space for hiking and exploring with a colleague.

This summer the retreat program committee is comprised of Annette Fallon, Director of Admissions at the Baltimore Lab School, Kevin Pendergast, Headmaster at The Kildonan School and Carole Wills, Head of School at The Briarwood School. They are now in the process of developing the program details and speakers. Recently, they surveyed last year's participants and they are using that feedback to build the program.

Register Online

Due to space limitations, we can accommodate 100 participants.

Please direct any additional questions to Julie Wysocki at jwysocki@gow.org.

Remember, this program is open to those professionals in specialty schools wishing to explore a leadership role including department chairs, administrative officers, division heads, and heads, and emerging heads to name a few.

Keynote Speakers

Kerry YonushonisKerry Yonushonis is a marathon swimmer, motivational speaker, psychotherapist, un-diagnosed dyslexic, and mother of a son with dyslexia. Despite struggling in school her whole life, she graduated from college and earned two master's degrees. When Kerry wanted to show her son how "determination, persistence, and grit" could enable him to overcome his dyslexia, she successfully completed a solo, open ocean swim of 22 miles across the Catalina Channel in California. Her successful swim is an inspiration of courage and a powerful example to others about overcoming adversity. Kerry is recipient of NoticeAbility's first Captain T Award which recognizes the parent of a child with dyslexia who exercises the kind of advocacy and dedication to dyslexia empowerment exemplified by Tom Israel known as Captain T.

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