children were totally enthralled and the faculty just could not stop raving
about the presentation
Manicke, Assistant Principal, Edgewood School
students and staff were quick to report that this was the best assembly
weve had in a long time
Weaver, Principal Willow Hill School
my fourteen years of teaching, I have never seen a more professional,
more entertaining, and more motivating performance
came through loud and clear, but without the usual "preaching"
How wonderful to see two extremely talented brothers who are able
to blend diverse talents and who choose to channel the resulting product
for the betterment of young people. You certainly seem to live and believe
in what you teach"
-Betty McDevitt, Teacher, Poquessing Junior High School
The Seven Strengths presentation was an
entertaining and unique way in which to reinforce many of the concepts
and themes developed in our elementary guidance program. From self-esteem
to problem solving, positive thinking to drug prevention, your medium
was a powerful way to enhance the messages we strive year round to bring
to our children. Your skills as performers were well matched by your obvious
abilities to work with and engage young audiences.
James Warfel, Director of Curriculum
Northwestern Lehigh School District, New Tripoli, PA
Besides feeling proud to have sponsored
your program, I am so glad I got to meet you both. Please use my school
if you ever need a recommendation
Maureen Montalbetti, Advisor Peer Leadership Program
Pequannock Township District, Pompton Plains, NJ
I must share with you that no single school
program has received such rave reviews from students and staff as has
James Derr, Principal Wyomissing Elementary School, Wyomissing,
A teacher commented to me that she has
been teaching for 15 years and she has seen many assembly programs
never one as good as Your Seven Strengths. You touched the
hearts of all our children. I especially enjoyed seeing our principals
participate and be as enthusiastic as our children.
Diane Handwerk, District Life Skills Committee
Hillsborough School District, Neshanic, NJ
The presentation was very lively and well
received by the faculty and the students. The presentation of the meaning
of the five holidays was sensitive and appealing to all groups represented
in our student body. David and Bill effectively communicated the meaning
of each holiday in a thoroughly even-handed fashion. It was very refreshing
to see an assembly program on these holidays, which was wholly appropriate
in a public school setting.
Maryellen Hirsh, Principal Russell School, Broomall, PA
The Celebrations of Giving and Light
addressed our multicultural emphasis with sensitivity, dignity and knowledge.
Marion Johnson, McKinley Elementary School, Abington, PA
As parents, you try so hard to instill
in your children good moral judgment and values. A program like yours
helps parents by reinforcing the many lessons most parents try to teach
at home. You both have something to really be proud of. It is obvious
you practice what you preach. This is evident in your work, your performance
and how you interact with each other and the children. We applaud you
and are already looking forward to next years presentation."
Les Vail, President Bullock/Rogers PTA, Glassboro, NJ
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MIDDLE & JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
I rarely (never) write to those who do
presentations for the community in this school house. But yesterday afternoon,
for close to an hour, you had over 500 of our 7th and 8th graders absorbed
in your stories, your thoughtfulness. Your focused and controlled energy
suggested that a performance done well, made perhaps hundreds and hundreds
of times, can and does make fresh connections
Your performance was
profound evidence that kids do not need to be pandered to and that they
take delight in being absorbed in thoughtfulness.
Stephen Albert, Assistant Principal Lenape Middle School, Doylestown,
I was very impressed with your presentation
strategies, which served to hold the audiences attention, while
offering a very timely message regarding self-worth, developing appropriate
relationships with peers, and the perils of substance abuse. My greatest
satisfaction came from the manner in which the message was offered in
a subtle fashion, not like some programs which hit the audience over the
head with scare tactics. Your presentation was one that I could recommend
to any school administrator and would be happy to do so.
Richard Cunningham, Director of Pupil Services, Ridley School District,
It is my pleasure to recommend Quiet Riot.
Dave and Bill Mettler provide an essential message wrapped in a wonderful
professional, current, interesting, amusing, and dramatic package. My
1200 middle schoolers were completely attentive and responsive to their
performance. My faculty, not an easy group to please when assemblies interrupt
their academic day, raved about the level of professionalism exhibited
and the quality of the message.
Jane Benner, Principal Hillsborough Middle School, Somerville, NJ
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I have never seen a program which captured
the assembled student body of Parsippany High School the way your Quiet
Riot program did. To experience the involved silence of 850 students and
100 staff members was truly awesome.
Audrey Roberts Gregg, Substance Awareness Coordinator
Parsippany-Troy Hills High School Parsippany, NJ
Quite frankly, I am always concerned when
one or two people are faced with the task of capturing the hearts, minds,
and attention of so large a group of adolescents. Clearly, they were in
good hands. Your energy level was incredible throughout, and certainly
you passed it on to our 994 students. They left the auditorium energized
and your impact was obvious. I have received numerous personal visits
from staff and students telling me how much they enjoyed the performance,
and most importantly how much it stimulated lively and worthwhile discussions
among themselves and in their classroom the next day.
William Hawes, School Psychologist Wallingford
Swarthmore High School, Wallingford, PA
The talent and professionalism you both
possess is truly a gift. Many students commented on how valuable it is
to explore such critical issues. Crisis and conflict in the school is
an up-hill battle. Your program helps schools take one step closer to
Gina Girotti, Global Awareness Project Coordinator
Neshaminy High School, Langhorne, PA
assemblies have prompted such a large degree of classroom discussion as
reported by our English Department Chairperson. Teachers and student said
that the assembly was extremely successful in teaching cultural sensitivity.
This is an assembly that I could highly recommend be seen by as many people
as possible. The more people exposed to the concepts presented on making
the world a better place one person at a time, the greater the likelihood
of the human family growing in harmony as opposed to destruction.
Linda Greis, Assistant Principal Elizabethtown HS, Elizabethtown,
Within five minutes, you captured the undivided
attention of five hundred teens and adults. You could have heard a pin
drop when the audience was hanging on your every word and gesture, and
moments later, the applause was deafening! You are exceptionally gifted
at combining humor, mime, storytelling and a compelling message. Your
performance was the highlight of the weekend Leadership Conference and
received rave reviews from teens and adult leaders from across the Commonwealth."
Carol Wortman, Executive Director PA Aware, 6th Annual Leadership
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