Mary Louise Peters is a Courage and Renewal Facilitator ® prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal. She offers Courage~Circles™ personal and professional renewal experiences in retreat and credit-based formats. Facilitation and relationship-based practices have been central to Mary’s work experiences. As a technical assistance specialist, she works with national partners and states in their provision of special education services for children ages birth through five years and their families. Mary’s long-standing career as an educator has included early childhood teaching, program coordination, and instructing at the college level. Her work at national, state, and local levels has been focused on family and community involvement, collaborative system building, interagency coordination, grant management, and professional development.