Testimonials

What the audience and professionals 
are saying about Vicky:


Kindergarten - 5th Grade Programs

"To a person there were rave reviews... The assembly was high interest, educational, and marvelous entertainment."
Dr Jane Vadero - Reading Specialist
East Bradford Elementary School, PA

"I think she is the best performer that we have had... a joy to deal with ... prepared, professional, and wonderful with the children and staff."
Amy Miele - School Media Specialist
South Valley Elementary School, NJ

"The best part was watching the kids' faces as they listened and interacted with you. They were spellbound!!!!"
Kathy Dennison, teacher
Brookville Elementary School, PA

"All of her presentations were age appropriate... during her folktales she wove in math, science, and other learning concepts. Vicky was a very positive and enthusiastic presenter. She held the students' interest the entire time... one of the best storytellers that we have had in quite a while."
Ken McWhirter, Principal
Marmaton Valley Elementary School, KS

"Vicky can capture an audience of 15-100 children all at once. That is an amazing characteristic to have, especially in this day and age of technology... Her stories fit into any reading curriculum, and she will also provide you with ideas that you can use in your classroom."
Lisa English - teacher
Greenwood Elementary School, PA

"Vicky Town was amazing! She was such a captivating performer... the kids were on the edge of their seats the whole time!"
Kindergarten Teacher from Keith L. Ware Elementary School, KS

"Her diversity, energy, and ability to include the students in her storytelling is exceptional."
Joyce Mahin, Library Coordinator
Colby USD 315 K-8 school, KS

"The boys were excited to discuss each story and what they envisioned. Since the boys were so impressed by Vicky's talent for storytelling, they wanted to read a story and tell it to the class."
Mary Jane McGough - Librarian
St. Aloysius Academy, PA

Residencies

"For Vicky, being a storyteller is more like a calling than a job, and she conveys that spirit to everyone who had the privilege to work with her."
Mary Beth Lauer, Young Writer's Day Coordinator
Haverford School District, PA

"This workshop culminated in a public production... the audience loved the performance. The children excelled under Vicky's tutelage. The Arts Council, the library staff, and the Theatre Guild were all very pleased with Vicky's professionalism. She was very accommodating and easy to work with."
Penny Moseley, Executive Director
The Arts Council of the Twin Cities, VA

"Vicky Town is a master teacher who has trained hundreds of our young performers... Vicky is dedicated, reliable, energetic, fun, detailed oriented, and works well with both students and peers."
Harry Dietzler, Executive and Artistic Director
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, PA

"She is a great, caring teacher ... whom children trust and perform up to their potential and beyond."
Howard Zogott, Director
Cranbury Public Library, NJ

Libraries

"Your stories were phenomenal! The kids are still talking about how great it was."
Gretchen Ipock, Young Adult Librarian
Upper Darby Sellers Library

"She is a terrific storyteller whom children take to and cherish... But to me what makes Vicky Town such a treasure that every library and school ought to share is that passion and spirit she brings to everything she does."
Howard Zogott, Director
Cranbury Public Library, NJ

"...an advocate for public libraries in Delaware County as well as a friend to the children and families in our county... An essential part of Ms. Town's program is a public relations "commercial" for public libraries. She encourages her audience to apply for a library card and... to check out books... and how increased circulation may have an impact on funding for libraries."
Mary Alice Walsh, Director
Prospect Park Library, PA

Middle School and High School

"... exemplary classroom management skills... professional staff was thrilled with Vicky's willingness to tailor her sessions to our curriculum. The consensus from them was that our storytelling visit was more than entertainment: it truly enhanced our educational program."
Rosemarie Becker - Library Media Specialist
Springfield Middle School (Oreland), PA

"... she enthralled the middle school students with stories that contain important messages that they need to hear ... It was truly a delight to see Vicky's instant rapport with students of all ages."
Laura Anderson - Trego Arts Council
Trego Grade School (preK - 8), KS

"Her class... was one of the top rated classes of this year's program by both her students and her peers. Her class was bold and innovative, and brought her students to new levels of thought and ability. I found her expertise to be matched by only her enthusiasm and her easy going personality."
William L. Grose, Director
Appalachian Summer Regional Governor's School, Wytheville, VA

"She's fun, zany, creative, supportive, encouraging, and just... spectacular. She has created a program that teaches children to come out of their shell and take risks though game playing... the skills that she teaches allow every student to be successful, to stand more confidently in front of their peers for the rest of their lives."
Beth Hagedorn-Cottier, Social Studies Teacher
Maple Point Middle School

"She has a knack of connecting with children of all ages from preschool to high school as well as all racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds."
Howard Zogott, Director
Cranbury Public Library, NJ

Adults

"During every show the residents find a chance to reminisce, laugh, and simply enjoy the afternoon."
Lisa Razzi - Activities Coordinator
Rosemont Presbyterian Village, PA

"I haven't laughed like that for a long time!"
Resident at Rosemont Presbyterian Village, PA

Residencies for Adults

"At least once a week, someone tells me how much they learned from your workshops... your skill at working with elders helped them build self-confidence and gain experience in retelling folktales from a variety of cultures... and helped them identify and develop personal stories in which they could then tell to groups of children or adults."
Beth Baumgartner, Coordinator
Northwest Area Libraries

"I didn't realize I had such a wonderful life!"
Elder from the Chesnut Creek School for the Arts, VA
Memoir writing and personal tale telling workshop

Conferences

"Vicky's presence is exciting, and she makes a tremendous impact with her passion and enthusiasm."
Kala Steffen, Workforce Development Training Coordinator
BArton Community College, KS

"A++ Wonderfully energetic and interactive experience!"
"Amazing! Great information! I'm so excited to try the techniques she gave us! It is going to be so useful!! WONDERFUL!! By far my favorite session I went to!!"
"One of the best I've been to in all the years of coming here!"
Comments from the teachers at the Barton Community College Early Childhood Education Fair

Quotes from the Kids

"We hope you come again because you're welcome anytime."
5th graders, Custer Hill Elementary School, Fort Riley, KS

"PS Storytelling is as good as love" 
Connor - First grader
Eagle Elementary School, PA
 

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