Testimonials 2017-04-26T03:20:19+00:00

Testimonials

“I am a Susan Fitzell fan!  Our faculty still references Susan’s presentation as the bar by which all other PD is measured. ”

– Christopher Collins
Archbishop Shaw High School

“Susan has an uncanny ability to engage her audience and involve them in her presentation. Her seminars are as entertaining as they are informative.”

– Mark Ita
Bureau of Education Research

“Susan Fitzell is an outstanding presenter and a great speaker. She is clear and engaging. I have seen few people with her ability to effectively work a large crowd. She is able to connect to a diverse audience. She engaged professional staff and pare-educators equally well by presenting material that was relevant to each employee’s every day work life. She is very empathetic and relates well to the audience. She is one of the few presenters I have seen that teaches about active instruction and actually models it in her own work.”

– Dean S. T. Cascadden
Superintendent
Bow School District

“I can’t thank you enough for your enthusiasm, patience, commitment and attention to all of the details throughout the planning process. Teachers and administrators appreciated the concrete ideas, examples and the power of lively small group discussions. All were able to reflect, refresh, and replenish their instructional strategies toolbox.”

– Barbara A. Csicsko
Smaller Learning Community Program Coordinator
Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN

“I have interacted with Susan Fitzell for over a decade and her professionalism and dedication stand out amongst the hundreds of presenters I have worked with over the years. Susan’s passion for the topics she speaks on is very evident. Through sharing her experiences and providing strategies to teachers, she instills confidence and inspires participants to make changes that benefit students.”

– Lori Langolis, M.Ed.
Associate Executive Director
North Country Education Services, NH

Since your seminar, we have implemented many of your learning strategies in the areas of classroom management, creating inclusive communities, differentiated instruction, as well as many helpful teacher tools.”

– Julie McDonnell
Elementary Instructional Coach for Assessment and Differentiation
Rockwood School District, Eureka, MO

“Susan’s hands-on and relevant delivery of material and comfort with sharing personal experiences as an educator cultivated confidence in our teachers. She is very knowledgeable in each topic she presents and is more than willing to share her knowledge with the audience. She clearly loves what she does and truly cares about the educational welfare of children.”

– Kimberly D. Hebert
Principal
Berkley Middle School, MA

“I was fortunate to work with Susan … as she helped us to implement the co-teaching model in our classrooms. Susan provided high quality, sustained, whole-staff training in differentiation strategies and in instructional strategies for promoting successful co-teaching instructional team building. She worked very hard to provide support and to help our teachers develop as co-teachers. Her large group professional development sessions were supported by individualized in-the-classroom instructional coaching. Susan’s intensive intervention and coaching services over the last three years have had a tremendous impact on student achievement in our school. With Susan’s instructional help and consistent classroom coaching support, we were able to make our Adequate Yearly Progress (A.Y.P.) target goals in reading and math for the first time in the history of our school.”

– Brent Williams
Principal
North Lenorr High School, LaGrange, NC

“Susan Fitzell’s workshops are by far the most superior I have ever attended. You can feel the energy level and excitement in the room. The information and the strategies she presents are very beneficial for all students.”

– Nancy Price
Director of Special Education
Fayette County Schools, WV

“Susan Fitzell’s workshops are by far the most superior I have ever attended. You can feel the energy level and excitement in the room. The information and the strategies she presents are very beneficial for all students.”

– Nancy Price
Director of Special Education
Fayette County Schools, WV

“When the Superintendent heard Susan’s practical and empowered presentation, she made it mandatory for all of our teachers to attend. Over the course of a year and a half, we had Susan back four times. In my thirty-four years with the school district, this is the only time we have had a presenter repeat a workshop for all staff.”

– Ginny Phegley
Green & Sullivan Special Education Cooperative
Linton, IN

“I could only attend one day of the Convention this year, but I’m glad it was Saturday! I thought your session was marvelous. I loved your ‘hot’ opening, and you did a brilliant job of weaving stories into your content.”

– Mike Schmidtmann
NSA PEG Chair
National Convention, 2015