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Lecture Endorsements


All were inspired by your suggestions and tips and enthusiastic way of communicating. You speak to parents from the perspective of one who has been in their shoes and survived to tell about it! Your suggestions are such simple, practical things that one doesn’t often think of but yet are so easy to do.”

 — Deborah Markewich, P.S. 166, NY


"More parents raved to me about your workshop than any workshop we have had.  It was really inspirational."

— Lydia Spinelli, The Brick Church School, NY

“A wonderful evening filled with humor, insight and ‘down to earth’ advice. It was inspirational and encouraging to hear advice on how to make reading and learning fun without the urgency of a hurried performance.”

 — Rosemary C. Milliman, Trinity School, NY



“Standing room only when you came to speak! Your presentation was fascinating and full of humor, and everyone remarked on the excellent "show and tell" examples you brought along.”

 — Betsy Newell, Park Children's Day School, NY



“Sensational! Nancy easily engaged parents with props, humor, and tangible examples. Teachers nodded with appreciation as they listened.“

 — Julie Sykes, Horizons at Saint David’s School, NY



“Refreshing to hear you clear the air with wisdom and compassion. You assuaged anxieties about early reading, gave parents confidence in their parenting skills and their children’s abilities, and gave teachers information and language to reassure parents.”

 — Lavinia Mancuso, Everyone Reading, NY



“Wonderful parent enrichment! All who attended talked about your energy and humor. You made them feel good about fun, easy ways to enhance children’s communication skills. Your addition of the research on brain development was important and effective.”

 — Cindy Schenthal, University League Nursery School, NJ



“Those who attended were unanimous in their praise. Many have tried out your suggestions and found that they really do work!”

 — Beth Tashlik, The Collegiate School, NY



“Your presentation was filled with wonderfully creative ideas that can be implemented stress free! Parents, primary school teachers, college professors, and learning specialists all walked away with valuable information.”

 —  Linda Selvin, International Dyslexia Association, NY



“The event was a tremendous success thanks to your informative and enjoyable presentation. I heard from many who attended that they have already implemented your tips on managing homework and encouraging reading as a fun activity.”

 — Gail Perl, WIZO, NY



“Your comments were spot on. A captivating session all around!”

 — Lisa D. Weiss, Learning Ally, NY



"Thank you for your inspiring and engaging presentation to our staff!”

 — Alice Tan, New York Public Library, NY



“Your passion for reading is contagious! I gained insight into motivation that I look forward to sharing with library families, as well as my own.”

 — Carrie Silberman, New York Society Library, NY



 “Thank you for an enlightening and refreshing workshop. Your outstanding presentation captured the teachers’ attention and provided them with valuable information as well as ideas to share with parents.”

 — Kevie P. Michael, Birch Wathen Lenox School, NY



“The concrete tips you shared were infused with a unique sense of fun.”

 —  Lorrie Brady, Rockville Centre Parent Resource Center,  NY



“The specific suggestions and techniques you provided encourage joy in reading. I continue to learn from you each time we talk.”

 —  Linda Urmacher,  The Dalton School, NY



“What a special present you brought to Chapin from your wonderful, practical talk, to the warmth and enthusiasm which you project…it was a treat to have you here. You even surpassed the wonderful reputation which preceded you!”

 —  Ruth Proffitt, The Chapin School, NY



“Your workshop was one of the best at our school. Your simple, pure and very logical message makes sense now and will continue to make sense in years to come.”

 —  Elizabeth Collins, St. Thomas More Play Group, NY



Past Presentations


Barnes & Noble, NY

Birch Wathen Lenox School Parents, NY

Birch Wathen Lenox School Faculty, NY

Brick Church School, NY

Bryant Public Library, NY

Chapin School, NY

Citibank, New York, NY

Colgate Palmolive Corporation, NY

Collegiate School, NY

Dalton School, NY

Everyone Reading,  NY

Holy Family School, NJ

Horizons at St. David’s School, NY

International Pre-Schools Parents, NY

International Pre-schools Faculty, NY

Marymount School, NY

Mizzentop Day School, NY

New York Public Library Parent Education Program, NY

New York Public Library Staff Education, NY

New York Society Library, NY

NY Center for Independent Publishing, NY

Park Avenue Christian Church Day School, NY

Park Children’s Day School, NY

Plainedge High School, NY

Rockville Centre Public Library, NY

Sherman Public School, CT

St. Benedict School, NJ

St. David’s Primary School, NY

St. Thomas More Play Group, NY

Temple Emanu-El Nursery School, NY

Trinity School, NY

Princeton University League Nursery School, NJ


92nd Street YMHA, NY

14th Street YMHA, NY





Everyone Reading Conference, NY

Literacy for All Conference for Professionals, RI

NY Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, NY

Young Child Expo and Conference, NY


5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life

"The author’s enthusiastic philosophy is worth every parent’s consideration. Recommended."

-- Library Journal

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