Our Team

Pamela Seigle is Executive Director of Courage & Renewal Northeast, a Circle of Trust® facilitator, and founder of the nationally recognized Open Circle Program, a social and emotional learning program based at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. She is a co-developer of the Call to Care Initiative of the Mind and Life Institute. Pamela is a community activist, and a former Trustee of the Boston 3ofusPublic Library and board member of the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, MA.

Lisa Sankowski  is Associate Director of Courage & Renewal Northeast and a Circle of Trust® facilitator. She has worked for over twenty-five years in leadership roles in non-profit organizations that serve adults and children in creative learning environments—including the Boston Children’s Museum, the Open Circle Social Competency Program, and the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership.

Chip Wood has been an activist in the fields of education and child development for the past forty years and has extensive experience as a classroom teacher and principal in both public and private schools. He was a co-founder and co-developer of The Responsive Classroom® approach and is author of Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14, Teaching for Equity, and co-author of Responsive School Discipline: Essentials for Elementary School Leaders. He is also a Circle of Trust® facilitator.

RR Photo copy 2Rick Rogers brings over 35 years of experience in public education, including 28 years as a principal in both urban and suburban settings. He serves as a facilitator for The Soul of Leadership, a personal and leadership renewal program for principals co-sponsored by Courage & Renewal Northeast and the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association. He also works as a consultant for Research for Better Teaching and as a mentor/coach for school leaders. He has previously served as a facilitator for the National Institute of School Leadership and as an adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is passionate about the principalship with particular interest in promoting an inclusive school community, a progressive school vision, and a strong professional learning culture.