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H.O.P.E. FOR K-8 Education introduces….Educational Relief SOS


There is a great deal of pressure on educational leadership teams in today’s society.   When leading a district, a respite from the community may be needed, but time and funds are limited.   If you need to get away to a different space to discuss plans, enhance relationships, brainstorm critical issues, or just relax and spend some fun time together, we have the location and affordability for which you are searching!

Educational Relief SOS will design a retreat to meet the needs of your Board of Education, Administrative Team or Teaching Staff. The retreats can be 2-3 hours in the evening to an all day event during the week or on a Saturday.  Educational Relief SOS is facilitated by a duo that has a range of experiences and expertise to support you and your team in whatever manner needed- from team building activities to brainstorming solutions to complex issues. 

Mr. Gary Murrell and Dr. Michelle Cline led a school district as a team for 7 years.  They have experienced many issues that your district may be addressing right now.  They have learned from their successes and their mistakes and are willing to share their insight with your team.

Mr. Gary Murrell was the Associate Superintendent and Human Resources Director for

a public school district for nearly a decade. He worked as a school psychologist, student

services director, clinical therapist and counselor for many years.  His approach provides

practical solutions for challenging issues.

 Dr. Michelle Cline was the Superintendent for a public school district for seven years.  She has  been in education for 30 years as an elementary teacher, college instructor, national math and science consultant, curriculum director, and has founded two non-profit educational  organizations.  She can attest to Gary’s effective therapeutic skills as he utilized them with her on a regular basis.  Her approach provides creative solutions for challenging issues.


Leading in a Time of Tumultuous Change...

Are you and your team constantly faced with making difficult decisions?

Are you trying to keep or get your district out of deficit spending?

Do you struggle with contentious negotiations?

Are you contemplating privatization of services?

Are you challenged with “right-sizing” your district due to loss of student enrollment?

Do you have a new Board or Administrative Team leading your district?

Are you implementing state mandated teacher and administration evaluation?


If you answered “YES” to one or more of these questions, then we have a solution for you!

For information on how to schedule a retreat for your team with Educational Relief SOS email Michelle at or

Leading in tumultuous times takes a solid team.  If you and your team need to get away, we have a fun-filled, affordable option for you!