School Days

Testimonials

Elementary Schools:
"You are AWESOME!!! You have great energy and connect so well with the kids! ”

Maribeth Linares, PTA CA rep Somers Intermediate School

"Mike is highly engaging with the students and embeds many excellent messages – character education - and connections to their own world. He is high energy, high interest and impressive. He raises the bar for higher level learning”
Patricia Essenfeld, Principal Dickinson Ave. Elem. Northport, N.Y.

"Our students were completely engaged and inspired by Mr. Mike!.”
Laura Valvo, Cherry Lane Elem. and Suffern Middle School Ramapo SD 

"His shows are engaging, interactive and a great time was had by teachers and students. He made a wonderful and lasting impression!”
Lynn Rochford, AP Willow Grove Int. School North Rockland SD 

"When I asked a student what would you give Mr. Mike from 1 to 10 he
yelled 10!”

Diane Provvido, Principal School #5 Oceanside SD

"We received fantastic reviews!!! My fifth-grader loved it!!!"
Karen McCarney, PTA Fulmar Rd. School Mahopac SD

"Senor Miguel (Mr. Mike) mesmerized our students with his stories, photos and artifacts from Latin America. He helped our school honor our great nation by honoring the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans."
Dr. Chistopher Dalley, Principal Hemlock Park Elem. School Brentwood SD

"Your show was great and we will have you back next year!"
Erica Plouffee, Grade 5 Faculty Pleasantville SD

"Our teachers commented that their students were energized (no doubt a result of your energy and enthusiasm) by your show. Your visit has made a profound and lasting impression on our students."
Mr. Anthony Goss, Principal Lee Rd. School Levittown SD

"I have had the privilege to watch Mike engage and educate students for ten years. He is truly sensational. His shows make our kids better students and better human beings."
Darren Raymar, Principal Covert Elem. School, Rockville Centre SD

"The kids and teachers had an AMAZING time!"
Trisha Burton West Orchard Elem. School Chappaqua SD

"This was my best day in school!!!"

3rd Grader, Harbor Hill Elem. Roslyn SD

"He made the countries and cultures they were studied (Latin America) come alive."
5th Grade Faculty Link Elem. School,  Clarkstown SD Rockland County, N.Y.

"In the five years I have been in this school, this was the BEST show I've ever seen."
Lyannah Contreras, Student Trinity Elem. School New Rochelle SD

"Mike's shows immerse our students and teachers in the cultures of the world and everyone returns to their learning with renewed purpose and excitement."
Jeff Kasper, Principal Village Elem. School Syosset SD

"All of our students (Kindergarten - Grade 4) and teachers were amazed by his shows!"
Marsha Neville, Principal Washington Primary School Huntington SD

"The show was FANTASTIC!!!"
Rebeca Finnegan, PTA Rep Bedford Road School, Pleasantville SD

"I enthusiastically recommend Michael Harrold of Jambo Productions. We celebrated a multi-cultural day and his shows were the icing on the cake for our students, faculty and parents. Thank You Michael!"
Christopher Shields, Principal South Salem Elem. School Port Washington SD

"The kids are still buzzing about your shows and the teachers loved it! The students were very engaged!"
Renee Suprina, Music Chair Southold Elem. School Southold, N.Y.

"Mike is a dynamic, humorous and entertaining presenter who connects with his audience. He also keeps the students controlled, organized and focused while making it fun and educational!"
Joanne Buccini, Grade 5 Faculty Todd Elem. Briarcliff Manor SD

Middle Schools:
"Mr. Mike's international knowledge and experiences challenged our students to be open-minded, inquiry based thinkers, reflecting on their own lives in contrast to the lives of others around the world. It fit PERFECTLY with out International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum"
Maria Sutherland, Guidance Counselor Grade 7 Pelham Middle School

"Mike has great chemistry with his audience. He reads his cues well and guides students down the cultural journey of a lifetime. A can't miss lesson in acceptance, tolerance, and the beauty of the human spirit."
Scott Brown, Guidance Counselor Pelham Middle School

"Mr. Mike took the 6th graders in Edgemont on a "journey" through Egypt. Mr. Mike was incredibly engaging and energetic and had everyone's attention from the minute he started speaking. Since our 6th graders had just studied Egypt, there was an enormous amount of interaction and participation. Mr. Mike's presentation of Egypt reinforced the student's textbook studies with real life experiences. I have never seen students so engaged! Students crowded around Mr. Mike at the end of his presentation to speak with him and ask questions. Students really enjoyed the smaller workshops after the assembly which allowed them to examine and learn about the many artifacts he brought from his travels. Both the teachers and students loved Mr. Mike. The social studies teacher said "This is something that the kids will always remember. We will definitely be bringing him back to our school next year."
Robin Krasner, Co-chair Cultural Arts The Greenville School in Edgemont

"He showed our kids the world in a way that was extraordinarily entertaining and thought provoking."
Annette Simons, PTA Cultural Arts Rye Neck SD

"Mike's show is a wonderful educational and cultural experience and he has a dynamic way of engaging students."
Barry Mohammed, AP East Middle School,Brentwood SD

"Mike's Egypt show enriches the educational experience of our students in a powerful and captivating way."
Matt Gengler, Principal West Middle School,Brentwood SD

"Your  show is ALL they ( the students) talked about!!!"

Stacy Stabile, Faculty  Eastchester SD

"Mike's presentations are enthusiastic, high energy and the students reflect with their  teachers on what they learned from his assembly for  days. He is a pleasure to work with and will certainly return to our school for years to come."
Scott Shiland, AP Mildred E. Strang Middle School, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

"Mike is an incredible story-teller and very informative regarding his knowledge of Egyptian history. The students were very engaged!"
George Coffey, Grade 6 Faculty Pleasantville SD

High Schools:
"Mr. Mike provides a very compelling presentation that skillfully incorporates the importance of tolerance, understanding, curiosity, and many of the salient concepts in the NYS Global History and Geography curriculum. His engaging nature and travel experiences opened up our students’ minds to a larger world."
John Limperatos, Dept Chair SS/ELA Bayport-Blue Point SD

"Mike captivated and involved all the students as he took them around the world to the places they were studying. His presentation was great! "
Gina Calcagni, Rye Neck PTSA President

"Our students thoroughly enjoyed your show! We want you back next year!!"
Karen Parisi, Social Studies Chair Rye Neck High School Mamaroneck, NY

"Mike is a wonderful teacher and a tremendous resource for our students.
We thoroughly enjoy having him educate, motivate and inspire our students.
"
Mr. Richard Loeschner, Superintendent of the Brentwood SD

"Thank you for your lively, interactive and extremely engaging presentation to
our Global Studies' students. Your photographs were amazing and your stories
enriched our curriculum. The students continue to praise your show!
"
Paula Santorelli Social Studies Chair Brentwood SD

"Our students recommended we invite you back. They loved the artifacts and the interactive nature of your show. They are still talking about your story about animism and the Taj Mahal. The images (your photography) were most powerful. "
Ann Marie McLeod Social Studies Chair Brewster High School

"All of my photography students loved your presentation and asked if you could come back! "
Melissa Bussewitz Photography Faculty Longwood High School

"Our Global Studies students and faculty loved his show. "
Dan Tapia, Social Studies Chair Longwood High School

"Your shows with our photography students were wonderful! We hope to have you back! "
Allison Razzano and Robert Raeihle, Art Dept. Commack High School

"Our teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and were impressed with your energy, passion and ability to keep everyone engaged. "
Mitch Bickman, Director of Social Studies Oceanside SD

"Mike makes faraway lands come alive with a slide show of vibrant pictures and hands-on artifacts. Students really enjoyed his interactive style of presentation and remained transfixed throughout the program. I highly recommend him for any Global Studies students "
Kevin Recker, Dept. Chair Social Studies Sayville High School

Summer Camp:
"In the four years we began our summer camp for inner city boys of Jersey City (ages 7-15), we have NEVER had a presenter who could maintain the attention of our group. Mr. Mike did!!! His passion
for the planet and his message of showing respect were a perfect match for what our camp is all about. Everyone - the camp directors, counselors, parents and most importantly the kids - were REALLY REALLY impressed."

Richard Moon, Executive Director Morethanarace.org/Jersey City Boys Camp

 

 

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