University of the Pacific

2021 Administrator/Teacher Unity Health & Wellness Retreat

1 – 2 Credits Available

Register Now:

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.

Individual Registration:
All rooms are currently booked – please contact Scott at 209-648-4054 or consider attending the Virtual Conference (click link for details)

*If you need special accommodations or single room occupancy, please contact Scott Ricardo at [email protected]
(additional fees may apply).

Course Information

Date and Time: June 23-25, 2021

Location: Allegretto Resort, Paso Robles, CA

Credits Available: 1 – 2 (Retreat Only)

Credits Available: 3 – 4 (when combined with the 2021 Live & Virtual Hybrid National Conference)

Center for Educational Innovation & Summer Institutes presents:

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.


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.

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 & letter grades same as 1 credit, plus one independent study book reading/report
  • University of the Pacific (non-profit/WASC approved)

Additional Links & Materials


Wednesday, June 23

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Conference check-in 

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Biometrics Health Screenings (Total Wellness) – St. Francis

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Reception/Mindfulness through Art/Wine Tasting/Partners Showcase – St. Aquinas/Tom & Scott 

Thursday, June 24

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Activity: Walking Tour; Swim Stretching, Weight training;       Yoga by or in the Pool – you choose. 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Healthy Breakfast – Courtyard — (Golden Pat Ruel – Capturing Effort – 30 min)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Mental Health (Central Office) St. Aquinas — (Laura Mooiman, Mental Health Expert)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Diet, Nutrition & Exercise (Site Staff) – St. Francis — (Scott Ricardo- Exercise/Roman Yarema – Nutritionist)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop: Financial Wellness (Central Office) – St. Aquinas — (Joe Bauers – CalPro Network)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop:  How to Deal with Stress (Site Staff) – St. Francis – (Stress Expert)

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Team Mindfulness Session (All) – St. Aquinas/St. Francis

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Iron Chef Healthy Lunch Team Competition – (Patio) — (Scott Ricardo – Birthday Circle,  Coach Jim Walden – Bringing Respect & Professionalism Back to Education – 30-min)

2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Relaxation Break:  Time on your own:  Spa Treatments, Relaxation time,  Sightseeing trips,  Bocce Ball, Horseshoe tournaments (optional).  Do whatever you like!


Friday, June 25

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Activity: Walking Tour, Weight room, Exercise class, Swim, Yoga by or in the Pool – you choose.    

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Healthy Breakfast – Courtyard — (Principal Robin Burrow & Coach Jimmy Burrow –     Raising a Heisman – 30-min)  

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Mental Health (Site staff) – St. Aquinas — (Mental Health Expert)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Diet, Nutrition & Exercise (Central Office) – St. Francis — (Roman Yarema – Nutritionist)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop: Financial Wellness (Site Staff) – St. Aquinas — (Joe Bauers – CalPro Network)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop:  How to Deal with Stress (Central Office) – St. Francis — (Stress Expert)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Review of personalized wellness plans; final thoughts and closure – St. Aquinas

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Healthy Lunch – St. Francis

2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Afternoon on your own

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

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?


Coach Jim Walden

Coach Jim Walden

Former WSU Head Coach

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”


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?


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
The Natural Alternative Nutrition Center
Roman Yarema
Román Yarema is a Nutrition and Wellness Professional from Argentina based in New York. His specialty is Plant-Based Nutrition. He will be touching upon a few important topics: Proper Nutrition, Food Access, Sustainability, The Future of Food, K12 Nutrition making an emphasis on underserved communities. The importance of knowledge of vitamins and how they impact future learning capabilities in young children of underserved communities at a global scale.

Co-Directors: Scott Ricardo & Tom Davis

Scott Ricardo, President/Founder of Summer Institutes

Scott Ricardo


Thirty 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 38 years in Port Townsend, WA. They have three children and three grand children.

Tom Davis - Presenter, CALSA

Thomas Aurelio Davis

Director of Business Development for the Center for Educational Innovation

Thomas Aurelio Davis is a former middle and high school bilingual science teacher, coach, administrator, grant writer, businessman and life-long learner. His passions center around mentoring and coaching, equal opportunity for all underrepresented communities, STEM, English Learners; technology for teaching and learning; students with special needs and students at-risk of not completing their education.

Tom currently serves as Director of Business Development at the Center for Educational Innovation in New York and has served in the same capacity for both the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) and the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

His primary goals are to keep the nonprofit organization financially stable and to bring innovative products and services to K-12 education. He is also the Founder of Net4EdAccess, an education consulting firm based in San Diego.

Tom is also a board member of Computers 2 Kids San Diego (C2KSD), a San Diego charitable non-profit, working to bridge the digital divide with low income families by providing computers to the home and access to the internet. He is also an advisory board member for Project Tomorrow, a national nonprofit with a vision to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.

Tom is an avid basketball player and represents Mexico on the Over 64 National Basketball Team which finished sixth in the FIMBA World Championships in Helsinki in 2019.

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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.

Conference Fees & Registration

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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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