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School Program Testimonials

Here are testimonials and references for Nels’ school assemblies and programs in western New York (WNY) and central New York (CNY). More from these and other areas (MI, OH, PA, etc.) are available upon request.

 

Elementary School Assemblies & Programs

“We are so grateful for your truly wonderful program. We didn’t realize how much it would make our day! Also, thank you for catering your program to our theme – it was a great touch to an already stellar performance.”
Erin Foster, F P Donnelly School, Binghamton NY

“During your family night performance, all I could hear was laughter, the kind that makes your whole body shake… Thanks for bringing so much joy to our school!”
Paula Gardner, Riverview Elementary School, Tonawanda NY

Five stars! Teachers kept stopping by my office to share their delight with the program and the positive message on character education. Several said it was the best assembly in all their years of teaching.”
June Karassik, Cattaraugus-Little Valley School, Cattaraugus NY

“You are such an inspirational performer and make a difference in the lives of children. Thanks for another tremendous show!”
Jennifer Courtney, Dodge Road Elementary School, Amherst NY

“Here are just a few of the comments: AWESOME!! Engaging and worth every minute… We had a blast and were talking about it the rest of the day… Great stressbuster!… Hands down the best we’ve ever had…
Kathy Collins, Geneseo Elementary School, Geneseo NY

“Nels is a talented, caring person who has done great things to motivate our students for many years now. His workshops and assemblies are the highlight of our school year.”
Tyler Eichas, Plank Road South School, Webster NY

 

Middle/High School Assemblies & Programs

“One of the most energizing and engaging performances focused on bullying and character development that we have seen!”
Frank Spagnolo, Ben Franklin Middle School, Buffalo NY

Awesome! I had so many faculty come up and tell me that they loved your show. They were so impressed with your message and your skills!”
Beth Munro, Griffith Institute Middle School, Springville NY

“Our students and staff absolutely loved the performance. The skills were incredible, the physical comedy had us in stitches, and the message was invaluable!
Pam Fitzmorris, Cosgrove Middle School, Spencerport NY

“Awesome job with the keynote for our Career Day. It was both entertaining and effective. Faculty and students loved it! Nothing but positive comments. You rock!!!
Kathy Hoyt, North Rose-Wolcott High School, North Rose NY

“I am still hearing rave reviews about the assembly and workshops. Both faculty and students have had only great things to say about your amazing skills and delightful humor.”
Kristin Malone, Our Lady of Mercy High School, Rochester NY

“Thank you for contributing to the success of our high school student leadership retreat… We are grateful for your commitment to your work, and we are in awe of your talent!
Charmy Perry, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Rochester NY

 

Museums, Arts Institutions, Others

Absolutely fabulous! How wonderful it was to have science conveyed in such a fun way! You had everyone on the edge of their seats the whole time.”
Kristy Bartenstein, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

“Thank you for another rousing performance. You had everyone in stitches! We’ve had many acts through the years, and yours is one of the few that we enjoy having again and again.”
Gwen Papania, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY

“The juggling was absolutely amazing, and the lively comic routines were hysterical!
James Shermer, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica NY

…and lots more!

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WNY/CNY School References

As there are too many schools to list, here are districts where Nels has performed in western New York (WNY) and central New York (CNY). Of course, he performs in other areas (MI, OH, PA, etc.), but this is a good start.

Addison
Akron
Albion
Alden
Alexander
Alexandria
Allegany-Limestone
Altmar-Parish-Williamstown
Amherst
Attica
Auburn
Avon
Barker
Batavia
Bath
Bemus Point
Binghamton
Brasher Falls
Brighton
Brockport
Buffalo
Caledonia-Mumford
Camden
Canandaigua
Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Chautauqua Lake
Cheektowaga
Cheektowaga-Maryvale
Cheektowaga-Sloan
Chenango Valley
Cherry Valley-Springfield
Churchville-Chili
Clarence
Clymer
Corning
Cortland
Cuba-Rushford
Dansville
Depew
Dunkirk
East Aurora
East Bloomfield
East Irondequoit
East Rochester
East Syracuse-Minoa
Eden
Elba
Ellicottville
Elmira
Evans-Brant
Fairport
Fayetteville-Manlius
Forestville
Franklinville
Fredonia
Frewsburg
Frontier
Gananda
Gates-Chili

Geneseo
Geneva
Gorham-Middlesex
Grand Island
Greece
Hamburg
Hamilton
Hilton
Holland
Holley
Homer
Honeoye
Honeoye Falls-Lima
Hopevale
Horseheads
Ilion
Iroquois
Ithaca
Jamestown
Jamesville-Dewitt
Jasper-Troupsburg
Jordan-Elbridge
Kendall
Kenmore-Tonawanda
Lancaster
Lansing
Laurens
Le Roy
Letchworth
Lewiston-Porter
Liverpool
Livonia
Lockport
Lyndonville
Lyons
Maine-Endwell
Manchester-Shortsville
Marcellus
Marion
Medina
Mexico
Morrisville-Eaton
Mount Markham
Mount Morris
Naples
Newark
Newfane
Newfield
Niagara Falls
Niagara-Wheatfield
North Collins
North Rose-Wolcott
North Syracuse
North Tonawanda
Norwich
Oakfield-Alabama
Olean
Oneida
Orchard Park

Oswego
Palmyra-Macedon
Panama
Pavilion
Pembroke
Penfield
Penn Yan
Perry
Phoenix
Pine Valley
Pittsford
Port Byron
Potsdam
Red Creek
Ripley
Rochester
Rome
Royalton-Hartland
Rush-Henrietta
Salamanca
Sauquoit Valley
Seneca Falls
Sidney
Sodus
South Jefferson
South Lewis
Southwestern
Spencerport
Springville-Griffith Institute
Starpoint
Susquehanna Valley
Sweet Home
Tonawanda
Town of Webb
Trumansburg
Tully
Union Springs
Union-Endicott
Van Hornesville-Owen Young
Vestal
Victor
Warsaw
Waterloo
Watkins Glen
Wayland-Cohocton
Wayne
Webster
West Irondequoit
West Seneca
West Valley
Westmoreland
Wheatland-Chili
Williamson
Williamsville
Wilson
Windsor
Wyoming
York
Yorkshire-Pioneer

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