"I just want to take a moment to express to you my appreciation for the
training the teachers at Rockfield Elementary received via trainer Kim Taylor.
Mrs. Taylor was very informative, knowledeable, and sensitive. These
traits of the presenter are as critical as the relevance of the information
provided. Mrs. Tayler engaged our staff effectively with research based
writing strategies. She took time to show teachers practical
implementation of these strategies. With so many demands already placed on
teachers, having a trainer like Mrs. Taylor to provide demonstrations and
snippets of how to make the strategies easy for lesson preparation and how to
get reluctant writers connected was priceless. Our teachers feel prepared
to teach our students the art and science of effective writing. I cannot
wait to see not only ours scores move, but also the pride on the faces of our
students when they discover how well they are able to communicate their ideas in
Thank you for sharing Kim Taylor's talents and knowledge with us!
- Monte Cassady, Principal
Rockfield Elementary School
"I wanted to write you and let you know Andrea did a wonderful job. Her
examples, her preparation, and her enthusiasm was far above her years of
teaching. She engaged my staff and excited them as two ways to build
relationships with students. Her personality and her organization allowed for
Bluegrass middle school to take a step forward and relationship building. One
team even developed a plan and is going to implement this year!
I also wanted to thank you again for allowing Holly to present at my school at the start of
the year. Her ability to present a variety of ways to write in the classroom and
across the curriculum carried throughout the entire year. I would highly
recommend her for any school wanting to start a writing plan, build writing
capacity, or to just meet with individual teachers to help them develop their
own writing in their classroom."
-Michael Elmore, Principal
Bluegrass Middle School, Hardin County
"I used your narrative writing
with kindergarten students just as you guys suggested and it worked beautifully.
I demonstrated how to be a good listener when your partner shared their story
and it was beyond cute when they started sharing their stories. Went
Director of Elementary
Curriculum and Assessment for Hardin County Schools
"I found the Writing PD from August 5th with Mrs. Foster to be very
beneficial. She did an excellent job of engaging and including us in the
PD rather than merely talking to us about Writing. In actuality, it was
everything I think we've been taught to do in teaching: engage, interact,
student-to-student collaboration, demonstrate and perform, and much more....all
of that was done in this PD.
She grabbed our attention early in the
process, made connections to real life and our content, and walked us through
the step-by-step writing process, particularly for an argumentative piece of
Thank you for bringing Mrs. Foster in and for this PD. I truly feel
better equipped and prepared to more fully implement writing in my classroom."
-Dan Dillingham, Business Education Teacher
Greenwood High School
"You sent some really great
trainers to Bluegrass. Several teachers came to me and expressed how good
the training was. They were so excited as to how it was broken down into
smaller pieces. Thanks!!"
-Michael Elmore, Principal
Bluegrass Middle School