University of the Pacific

2021 On-Demand Virtual Hybrid National Conference

3 – 4 Credits Available

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3 credits
4 Credits
Conference Only (no credits)

If you would like to be on the 2022 waiting list for accomodations, please contact Scott Ricardo at [email protected]

Course Information

PDSI 9940

Whole Education: Mental, Physical, Social & Emotional Learning

Date and Time: N/A

(FYI: The information below pertains to the conference that is now being offered On-Demand)

Option 1: Virtual Conference (Zoom), days 1-5, Earn 3-4 Graduate Credits

Option 2: Hybrid Conference  – Virtual on days 1-2, Live at Allegretto Resort, Paso Robles, CA on days 3 – 5, Earn 3-4 Graduate Credits

Option 3: Retreat Only Live at Allegretto Resort, Paso Robles, CA on Days 3 – 5, Earn 1-2 Graduate Credits. This conference is designed to bring a spouse, significant other or friend to experience and motivate each other to improve personal health and wellness. Price is per person, two people per room.

PBIS, SEL, STEAM, PBE, PLC & Teacher Wellness 5-Day Training | Earn 1-4 Credits

Course Information

  • 1 credit (15 hours) – Passing grade: Attendance & journaling.
    Letter grade: Passing requirements, plus written reports on presenters
  • 2 credits (30 hours) – Passing grade: Attendance & journaling.
    Letter grade: Passing requirements, plus written reports on presenters
  • 3 credits (45 hours) – Passing grade: Attendance & journaling.
    Letter grade: Passing requirements, plus written reports on presenters
  • 4 credits (60 hours) – Passing grade & letter grades same as 3 credits, plus one independent study book reading/report.
  • University of the Pacific (non-profit/WASC approved)

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The Summer Institutes Difference

Attending a Summer Institutes Conference, whether live or virtual, provides more than just a way to earn additional teaching certification credits, opportunities to earn salary advancement credits, or obtaining professional clock hours. We want to be your partner throughout your continuing education journey. Whether it’s listening to one of our engaging presenters, attending a PBE (Place Based Education) workshop, sharing peer expertise in PLC’s, or participating in a wellness activity or stress reduction class,  we’re committed to providing you with the maximum return on your investment. You’ll leave our conferences feeling refreshed, replenished, and rejuvenated. Bottom line: we care about you!

“In my 25 years of evaluating educator conferences, nobody does it as well as Summer Institutes.”
Dr. Rich McBridge, Superintendent – 2014 National President AESA

Salary Advancement Credits Teaching Certification Credits Wellness Options Stress Reduction Place-Based Education

What Makes Summer Institutes Unique?



Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis, Sandy Hook Teacher and Hero, is the Founder & Executive Director of Classes 4 Classes, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Classes 4 Classes is a social networking tool, for every student in the United States to learn: compassion, caring, kindness, empathy, consideration, through active engagement.

Kaitlin travels all over the world speaking to School Boards, Administrators, Teachers, Students, Non-Profit organizations, Corporations, and Conferences as a key note and commencement speaker. Kaitlin is the author of ‘Choosing Hope: Moving Forward From Life’s Darkest Hours’ published by G.P. Putnam & Penguin. In January of 2016, Kaitlin will be teaching 2 undergraduate Education courses at Bay Path University as an Adjunct Professor. Kaitlin serves on the NEAG Alumni Association Board of Directors. Kaitlin writes educational blog posts for the Huffington Post weekly. In May 2016 Kaitlin received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her work with Classes 4 Classes.

In October 2014, Kaitlin received the alumni association’s Humanitarian Award from her alma mater, The University of Connecticut. In May 2014, Kaitlin received two Honorary Doctorates, one of Humane Letters from Bay Path College and the other of Public Service from Luzerne College. Kaitlin delivered a TED x talk at UMass Amherst in April 2014. Kaitlin contributed to the book ‘Teaching From the Heart’ volume 2, published in May 2014. Kaitlin and Classes 4 Classes, have been featured in People, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan, as well as, on World News with Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Extra and Yahoo News!

In 2013 Kaitlin was honored as one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year along side Nobel Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai, Congresswoman and shooting survivor Gabby Giffords, and Emmy nominated actress Kerry Washington, among others. Previous Glamour Women of the year include Former First Lady and teacher, Laura Bush and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In June 2013 Kaitlin received the Dedicated Teacher Award from The Chicago International Conference on Education.

Also in 2013, Kaitlin was honored by L’Oreal Paris one of their “L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth” of which she was one of “10 Inspiring Women Making Beautiful Differences in their Communities.

Kaitlin attended UCONN and was accepted to the NEAG School of Education, where she completed her Masters of Education with honors in 2006. She was a member of Order of Omega honor society, The Historical honor society and the NEAG honor society, and was named a New England Scholar in 2005.


Mary Louise Romero

Mary Louise Romero’s Professional Objective:
To explore a new challenge with an organization that places priorities on integrity, initiative and quality practices in the field of prevention, restorative justice, and building healthy communities.

Note from Summer Institutes Founder Coach Scott Ricardo: “At Santa Fe Public Schools, I attended a Restorative Justice Seminar featuring Santa Fe public Schools Director, Mary Louise Romero. Oh my, I was so impressed. SI alumni know that I can spot a 5-Star presenter, so you can imagine how fast I approached and asked Ms. Romero to present at my home area SI site, in Modesto CA! I am so excited to bring her to Modesto because she fits this year’s theme on teaching students to be at their best and learn how to self-manage. Ms. Romero started her career training famous athletes, including many NBA and NFL players, which is right up my alley!  My personal mission is to have her present across the country, along with my presentation on student self-management because I believe this is the first step to reducing our national teacher burnout crisis.”

Summer Institutes Rick Miller

Rick Miller

Founder - Kids at Hope, Presenter

Rick Miller is aProfessor of Practice and Clinical Director, Arizona State University, Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE, the world’s first academic, research and community outreach center committed to the science and practice of HOPE.  Rick is also the founder and CEO of Kids at Hope, an international child, and youth development organization that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand better the dynamics of success and failure. Rick has spent 49 years in the field of child and youth development as a practitioner, researcher, teacher, public policy expert, and author.

He has published four books including Youth Development from the Trenches and his newest book due out spring of 2019, The Soul, Science and Culture of HOPE. Rick’s research is revolutionizing the understanding of child and youth development and cultures. His work is modeled in 21 states and Canada and has been cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics in a book it published on youth resiliency. In 2014 the Arizona Supreme Court adopted Kids at Hope to help redefine their juvenile justice system from risk to hope. He has received Arizona State University’s Visionary Award; the City of Phoenix, Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award; and the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Medal.

Included in his many keynotes, workshops, seminars, and symposiums is a TED Talk.

Coach Jim Walden

Coach Jim Walden

Former WSU Head Coach

Jim Walden, former WSU Head Coach presents:  “Bringing Respect and Manners Back into the Classroom”

Jim Walden played QB for Wyoming and in the Canadian Professional Football League. As a coach, he was a member of Bob Devaney’s University of Nebraska’s National Championships Teams in 1970 and 1971. Later he became the famous and most successful WSU Cougar Head Coach.

A Word From the President

“WSU Head Coach Jim Walden, the Mississippi Gambler, hired me on his Cougar staff in 1978.  Along with Black Tom Parry, working for Jim and his staff was the most enjoyable experience in my career. He taught me that lf a program was to succeed, loyalty must run in both directions.”

Coach Golden Pat Ruel

Coach Golden Pat Ruel

Seattle Seahawks World Champion

Coach Golden Pat Ruel has 37 years of college and National Football League coaching experience.

World Champion Coach Golden Pat Ruel will provide a unique professional growth experience for our SI educators. Participants will learn how to incorporate the Seattle Seahawks system to succeed into their classroom! Pat has been a circuit speaker for SI since its inception in 1987. While you are learning valuable tips on how to coach your students to strive for perfection, you will be entertained with humorous stories about this years Seahawks and other NFL stars!

Hired to assist the offensive line on September 6, 2010, Ruel begins his 8th season in Seattle. He joined the Seahawks after coaching five seasons (2005-09) at USC in the same capacity.

A Word From the President

I owe my career life and many good times to this man. We worked together in 1978 on Jim Walden’s football staff. Golden taught me the “secret sauce” to coaching offensive line and because of his mentorship; I made a living as a collegiate offensive line coach for 22 years. His advice and presentations at numerous SI events has brought a winning formula to education”

~Scott Ricardo, President/Founder Summer Institutes


Parents of Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Burrow, Principal Robin and Coach Jimmy Burrow

Parents Principal Robin and Coach Jimmy Burrow

“Raising a Heisman” 

From average Joe to #1 Pro:

He was snubbed by the school he wanted. He was benched by the school he got. Instead of lying down and giving up, Joe Burrow took that chip on his shoulder and hauled it along to a national championship, a Heisman trophy, and #1 in the NFL draft. Hear his parents’ story of raising the superstar who got knocked down but keeps getting up, and up, and up. Study Joe’s youth through his parents’ memories and ask yourself why did Joe overcome the fear of failure?

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Casidee Dermond

Art with Cassidee

Growing up in the small town of Oakdale, California, I was introduced to art at a young age. Being a third generation artist made me a creative person and interested me in the fine art of painting. I can thank my family for being such a huge impact on my artwork and me. My paintings show the beauty I see in the world as well as giving the viewer an insight into my life. My intention is to simulate reality by using paint to portray the things I see in the world as beautiful in realistic terms.

Since 2015, Art with Cassidee has conducted sip and paint nights at it’s home studios and other locations. What makes Art with Cassidee special is it’s hands on approach to guiding people to expand their abilities to paint. Art with Cassidee will work with each individual painter to provide proper instruction so painters can walk away feeling as thought they did something they never thought they could do while having a great time doing it!

I earned a degree in Art Education with an emphasis in painting from Chico State. I started teaching High School Art in 2005. My students inspire me and I hope I do the same for them. Everyone learns the world around them differently and I believe art & creating help students think outside the box and appreciate the beauty around them. I love art & I love creating things. Whether it is decorating my house, growing ivy, or painting my interpretation of an image, my mind sees life as beautiful and as art.


Health & Wellness Presenters

Laura Mooiman.jfif

Laura Mooiman

Laura Mooiman, LCSW is an American based in The Netherlands who specializes in international educational consulting.  She provides keynote addresses, professional development training, coaching, and consultation to educators and professionals wanting to improve school culture, safety, and student behavior. She is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Most recently she was the Project Director for the Wellness Program and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Napa Valley Unified School District. Laura is a leading expert on how to implement evidence-based approaches to school discipline and classroom management in schools that lead to real results. Services are focused on the areas of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS/MTSS), Restorative Practices, Wellness Centers, school safety and violence prevention, and bullying and harassment prevention.  Laura works collaboratively with administrators and teachers to implement school-wide restorative practices including community building circles, conflict resolution circles, and bullying intervention.

Laura holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of California Los Angeles and has over 20 years of experience in the US as a school district administrator, social worker in elementary, middle, and high schools, special education, County Probation, County Mental Health, Child Protective Services, and in Private Practice. Laura is a consultant for multiple NIH and IES research grants and a recipient of two US Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community in 2007 and 2015. Laura is a Restorative Practices Trainer, trained by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), a Registered Qualified Trainer for the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ), and a consultant to schools and districts internationally.


Holistic Medicine
Dr. David A. Ramsey, DC, ACN
Natural Therapies for Disorders Due to
Stress, Toxicity, and Deficiencies
Nutrition & Diet
Bobbi Conner, CNC, ACN, MH
Roman Yarema
The Natural Alternative Nutrition Center

Site Coordinator: Scott Ricardo

Scott Ricardo, President/Founder of Summer Institutes

Scott Ricardo


Scott Ricardo will be facilitating the Conference.

Thirty-four years as President/Founder of Summer Institutes (1987). The original site was located in Montesano, WA. Since then, Summer Institutes have grown to fifteen sites in four states.

While running his company, he also worked for twenty-one years as a University Teacher/ Coach/ Fund Raiser at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, University of California, Berkeley, Washington State University, Central Washington University and Humboldt State University.

At Humboldt State, he founded and directed the “We Believe in Youth” Mentorship Program for At-Risk Youth. The success of the program gained national attention and he was a featured guest speaker on the nationally televised Children’s Miracle Network Show. He also was awarded the Humboldt County Community Service Award for his efforts with at-risk youth. The program started with five college student-athletes mentoring 20 local at-risk youth. Within four years the program grew to twenty mentors serving over a hundred youth.

For ten years he worked as a teacher at Hughson High School. The last three years, he was selected by the graduating senior class and received the “Teacher of Distinction Award.”

For two years, he worked as the athletic director for Port Townsend High School. He developed a theme called “TEAM Port Townsend”. Ricardo promoted that everyone in the close-knit community of Port Townsend should share in the common goal to help Port Townsend’s youth succeed by providing a first-class experience for all students. Athletic teams improved both on and off the field, attendance increased and the community donated over $60,000 to help improve the PTHS athletic program.

In 2014 he returned to coaching by joining the Uppsala 86ers staff in the European American Professional Football League and consulted with the Swedish Sports federation.

Scott lives with his wife of 43 years in Port Townsend, WA. They have three children and four (soon to be 5) grandchildren.

Center for Educational Innovation & Summer Institutes presents, Administrator/Teacher Unity Health and Wellness Retreat, the Hybrid Portion of this Conference, (Options 2 and 3), days 3-5:

This Is the Year…

…that you take control of What’s Important Now (WIN)Your health, well-being and finances. It is time that you take care of yourself.   You are a servant leader. A fit body and balanced mind will help you get more out of each day, both professionally and personally. CEI & SI Conference retreats provide knowledge and tools to help you  eat, sleep, work better, and rejuvenate with less stress and more energy. CEI & Summer Institutes is looking for relationship-based professionals that desire to be on one TEAM, with the same goals to change our educational culture from at-risk to at-HOPE, reduce educator burnout & increase wellness.


Set among the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country, the Allegretto Resort & Spa offers all the amenities you’d expect from a first-class resort. Combining exceptional service and modern facilities, this world-class destination resort offers a unique and tranquil spa experience; Fine dining and a comprehensive meeting and conference center.

A perfect setting for the Health & Wellness Retreat, the Allegretto allows you to unwind and recharge your senses, while staying connected. Along with the conference facilities, the resort’s business center and high-speed Internet connections allow you to stay focused and keep in touch. Just a few steps away, The Spa offers a full menu of relaxing services and a fitness center to enjoy and apply the knowledge and skills learned at the Institute. Then, enjoy Paso’s natural beauty with local vineyards, Hearst Castle, scenic coastlines and the spectacular Light at Sensorio.

Michigan Teacher Inspires Us to Inspire You:

I came expecting to be recharged and inspired – I didn’t expect to be changed! No other education classes than these with Summer Institutes have focused primarily on changing the teacher so that he/she can be unleashed to make the most powerful impact possible in the world and in individual lives! With Sincerity, Angela Schneider 2020

Conference Fees & Registration

Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

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Refund Policy: There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1st. However, class fees are automatically refunded in full when: the class or workshop is full, the activity is canceled, or SI rejects the enrollment application.  If you drop a class before June 1, your class fee is automatically refunded, less the $100 non refundable deposit. If you drop a class after June 1, no refund will be given.

Class Changes and Cancellations: A class will be closed when it reaches maximum enrollment, so register early. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled, and those registered will be notified of the cancellation by email or phone. To make contacting you easier, provide an email and phone number with your registration.  Refunds will be processed automatically for classes canceled by SI.

SI reserves the right to cancel any class.  Class locations, dates, times and instructors are subject to change without notice.

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