Saint Martin’s invites teachers to revive their passion for the profession

Three-day seminar offers chance to connect with others, share inspiration

June 10, 2008

Lacey, Washington — Educators will have an opportunity to rekindle their passion for teaching this summer at Revive Your Teaching Spirit!, a three-day seminar hosted by Saint Martin’s University. The University’s College of Education designed the program for Saint Martin’s alumni, but all members of the teaching profession are welcome. The program will take place June 24, June 25 and August 8 in Spangler Hall Conference Room at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, Washington, 98503. With the $180 registration fee, participants receive 20 clock hours, meals and all materials.

Seminar leaders include: Kathleen D. Allen, Ed.D., assistant professor of education at Saint Martin’s and former classroom teacher; Belinda Hill, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Saint Martin’s; and Karen Harding, facilitator for Washington Courage & Renewal.

The seminar will provide a community of support for those who love teaching, explains Allen. “Most of the attendees who have registered so far were in classes together here at Saint Martin’s,” she says. “They are really excited about reconnecting, celebrating successes, discussing challenges and rekindling their enthusiasm for classroom teaching.”

“Excellence does not rest in academic programs,” adds Allen, “but in the knowledge, heart and soul of teachers. For teachers to be truly effective in the classroom, they must continually revive the spirit that led them to the noble calling of educating children.”

For more information, please contact Kathleen Allen at 360-438-4501 or The deadline for reservations and a $60 deposit is June 15; the remaining balance of $120 is due the first day of the seminar.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Kathleen D. Allen, Ed.D.
Assistant professor, College of Education
Saint Martin’s University

Jennifer G. Fellinger
Director of Communications
Saint Martin’s University