Testimonials for


“A quick note to let you know how grateful I am for your time at Lakeland Elementary this week. Engaging, connected, and passionate have been some of the teacher’s descriptions of your efforts. Keep up the great work and know that you have made a great impact on us all.”
Mr. Bryan McKenna, Principal at Lakeland Elementary, Elk Rapids, Michigan

“Once again, I thank you for another relevant, entertaining and very curricular connected assembly. I’ve included my middle school and elementary colleagues in this email in case any of them would be interested in securing your services for a future assembly or at least talking to me about the West Middle School experiences with you over the past six years. I’ll be in contact to set up our 2014-2015 assembly.”
Mr. Clint Smiley, Principal, West Middle School, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Plymouth, Michigan

“Thank you for going out of your way to make your stories accessible to our students. It was such a rich and unique experience for them to have you share your stories”.
Carrie Gold, Oak Park School for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

“You were fabulous as always. I have really been impressing on my students that when you listen to someone tell a story or read a book, you are given a gift that you can pass on. My little sweeties remembered this and reminded me that they had new stories from you to take home to their families. A huge thank-you for bringing your gift of storytelling to us.”
Tammy Rowley, Kindergarten Teacher, Kettle Lake Elementary School, Caledonia, MI

“Let a story be told! Let a story be heard!! What a great way to jump start writing in my first grade classroom.” “I loved how my students made text to text connections with Jen’s telling of a fable during her presentation.” “Jen has a magical way of engaging student in the reading and writing process.”
Pamela S. Morgan, First Grade Teacher, Bird Elementary School, Plymouth, Michigan

Jen Strauss Storytelling Performance

“Thanks so much for coming to Chatterington Middle School yesterday to tell Urban Legends. Our students really enjoyed your programs and have been retelling and embellishing stories all day. I really like your delivery. You were warm and spontaneous but also “hip” and “cool” and didn’t talk down to the kids or preach at them. You did a great job”.
Diane Falconer, Media Specialist, Chatterington Middle School, Warren, Michigan