What can we say about last week – you are a “Rock Star,” Tracey! This was a comment that came up throughout the feedback we received on Day #1. Both the keynote and your breakout were VERY well received – I don’t think you could ask for better feedback as a presenter. There is no question that your comments not only informed the audience, but motivated them as well. I think area educators have had their heads down wading through the new initiatives of the last year so to hear your message from a leader who is engaging, respected and who lives the ideals of the teaching profession means a great deal. The message fully resonated with them.
I would like to thank you for the invaluable contribution you made to the annual summer institute. From the feedback we’ve received, we know the program was a great success. We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights and expertise with our attendees. Your presentation skills, knowledge and professionalism were much appreciated and contributed significantly to the success of the conference. Your time, energy and support on behalf of our teachers, administrators and staff are great appreciated.
You apparently are a rock star! The feedback was very positive for your keynote. We so appreciated your making yet another trip to MSU and setting such a positive tone for the conference. The "and" not "or" really resonated with the crowd-over 400 people! Thanks so much for your generously giving of your time, talent, and energy!
Thank you for leading another meaningful seminar. I attended both sessions of Using Data and Assessment to Improve Student Achievement and have used many of the techniques you introduced with my staff. While I picked up several useful tips during both sessions, my biggest takeaway was to reevaluate how I engage the faculty during unit meetings and PLC time. At the same time as I was preaching student centered learning I was modeling administrator centered meetings. Looking back, it seems to be a painfully obvious shortcoming but somehow I managed to miss it. Thank you!
I just wanted to take a moment to formally let you know how impressed I was with Saturday’s PD experience. There is nothing better than listening to a passionate presenter who is knowledgeable, energetic, and has a great sense of humor! I have been talking about you all week to the early childhood team! Thank you again!
You never cease to inspire, inform, and illustrate powerful practice. I left feeling focused and excited to greet children and families on Day 1 and beyond! You are simply a rock star and in a class by yourself! I am hoping that you are able to share the decks with the participants. There are so many valuable lessons that I am anxious to share with my instructional teams. Have a fabulous day and know that we are better because you ARE!
Thank you for your wonderful presentation today. You always provide insight and follow through in everything you do.
I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you did yesterday. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! All three of your presentations were off the charts. They were informative, expertly delivered and received with a high degree of enthusiasm. The results of our evaluations confirmed that your contribution to our Institute left a positive mark on our participants. Thanks again for the information you shared and for being a genuinely great person to know.
"Simply outstanding. Grounded in research and fact. Backed by sound evidence and data analysis. "
I seriously think you should take your show & resources on the road around NJ. I have begun to break up the contents from your PARCC workshop into smaller ones for my teachers. The way you were able to categorize all the facets of PARCC truly helped me unpack it. Hence, now, I can assist my teachers. You truly are someone I look up to. Thank you for paving the way for other professionals.
I just wanted to say, "Thank you"! The presentation was exceptional. I enjoyed it tremendously!
Thank you again for such a wonderful session on Friday. Your presentation and insights were very meaningful and the participants learned a lot from your expertise. We look forward to working with you on this topic much more in the future. Here is a link to your presentation: http://goo.gl/XtX0kt A video is forthcoming!
"As usual, you are brilliant! You executed the workshop perfectly! Thank you for taking a four letter word and removing all the taboos, so our work with data can be meaningful, dignified and effective. What a wonderful day! Can't wait to get to work tomorrow!"
Thank you for delivering a message that provided practical strategies I can bring back to my staff. The information was very much appreciated.
Thank you for coming to our district. Parents appreciated your animation, enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject matter. I'm sure you opened the eyes and minds of many parents about the PARCC Assessments.
The day after your workshop, central office conducted instructional rounds. Everything went really, really, really well! The teachers implemented the strategies immediately. We received great feedback and everyone said they saw the teachers moving to the next level of our goal. All thanks to you and your user-friendly workshops.
Before the day gets away from me, I wanted to write and thank you for today’s great data analysis workshop. Not only was the information you provided comprehensive and thought-provoking, but you gave all of our administrative team actionable ideas for implementation with their own staffs. (It’s also a plus that you’re VERY entertaining!)
I look forward to the next time our paths cross. You’re terrific!
Thank you for facilitating the PLC workshop. You certainly are correct in saying today is an opportunity. We are leaving with some great ideas & inspired to make some improvements.
Thank you for presenting at the 2015 SIG Summer Leadership Conference. The work that was presented and the discussions held by the schools were extraordinary. As always, your workshops are interactive, engaging and lively. Of most importance is the valuable content that you skillfully presented to move the participants to think more critically, analytically and realistically about practices and strategies to increase student achievement. Michelle, Katherine and I debriefed this morning about the SLA and were extremely pleased with the presentation outcomes voiced in the evaluations.
"Thank you for your presentation at the school boards conference. Every time I listen to you (I think this was my 4th time), I come away feeling reinvigorated about being a board member and working to make our school a great school."
Thank you so much for yesterday’s presentation. I love your energy! More importantly, thank you for validating what needs to be done in our schools. You’ve definitely inspired us to move mountains!
Thank you for sending the additional information from the workshop. The information will be most helpful to everyone. I received positive feedback from the participants as they were anxious and eager to have more information about PARCC resources and strategies to assist students.
Thank you for coming to Hudson County and providing us with an important, meaningful professional development session. After speaking with some of my colleagues, it was clear that hearing you today validated our approach and mindset to getting the "work done."