We are grateful for our church partners and could not do it without you. 

Semester Reset is a self-care program designed for educators looking to regain their sense of balance, meaning, and purpose. Semester Reset was inspired by the experience of public school employee, Kelly.  

During the pandemic, Kelly began experiencing

  • Insomnia,
  • Noticeable health changes, 
  • Anxiety attacks, 
  • Lethargy at work
  • And a general inability to stay on top of life.  

The idea of a sabbatical was a pipe dream. As a single woman, she depended on her sole income to pay bills and could not responsibly drop out of her career for an extended period to “find herself” and regain her passions.  However, something had to change as her current situation was not sustainable and she began to worry about her future.

What transpired was a creative custom made “sabbatical” for Kelly.  She came to a 2-day retreat as a start towards decompressing and assessing her life holistically. From there, she met with a Reset Coach to create a customized approach based on her unique needs, interests, personality and budget.

Here is what Kelly says about her experience: 

In the middle of the pandemic I found myself doing math: How many more years do I have to put in so that I can leave with even the minimum vested pension? Can I make it to that finish line?  


In what I would call desperation, actually, I decided to look into what "self care" (a term I had previously seen as for the weak or self-absorbed) would look like for me.  What followed was a retreat, consistent coaching calls, and transformation in many areas of my life.  I did all the "adult" stuff of doctor's appointments, nutrition care, stretching, and therapy.  AND I got back in touch with a long held desire to visit Paris (which happened during spring break), connected in meaningful ways with old friends, learned to say no to obligations that no longer gave me joy and have set up more healthy boundaries at work.  

One year later, I am amazed to see that I am a very different person. It's almost miraculous. I have strength and peace again! I have something to give. I am grateful for every bit of this journey and will continue many of the practices I've learned, for my own health so I can show up in the world with something to offer again.

Thanks to your generous donations, this experience is free to the educators and includes the following:

Phase 1: 

Opening Retreat

This retreat will include

  • Guided personal reflections

  • Group discussions

  • Homemade meals

  • Massage (optional)

  • Personal Time

  • Meeting with a Reset Coach to form phase 2.

Phase 2:

Custom Designed Reset Experience

This is not a one-size-fits-all reset experience.  

We each have unique experiences to process, unique ways of decompressing, and unique variations on rest and renewal that we enjoy.  

Meeting with a Reset Coach allows our educators to custom design their experience and recalibrate along the way.

  • Monthly individual coaching session (50 min)

  • One-time dinner and group coaching session which will include content and discussion related to sustainability in their profession.

Phase 3: Closing Retreat

Final Half-Day Retreat

This is an opportunity to reassess the year and celebrate their changes and transformations.


Here are ways to get involved. 

- Option 1

Sponsor a teacher $300  

This allows teachers to experience the program free of charge. 

- Option 2

Sponsor a teacher + hospitality

$300 + Congregational engagement with gift bags delivered to school, hospitality at retreat &/or dinner gathering. 

* We are hoping to get our church partnership commitments in by December 15th, as it will help us with planning how many teachers will be able to participate in this program.

- Option 3

Refer a teacher

Share the application with an educator you know who might be interested. 

- Option 4

School partnership referral

Engage the school principal in promoting Semester Reset to staff.  

Please contact us at info@foundrysc.com for further questions.

Thanks for your interest in partnering!