School Assembly Testimonials
Holy mysteries, Batman! I just had a 3rd grade class wipe out my world’s mysteries books. Bermuda Triangle, Lost City of Atlantis, Abominable Snowman…you name it, they are gone! Thanks for exciting our kids to learn about something they have yet to discover. The orders are rolling in. We are looking forward to book deliveries and signings tomorrow morning!
Anita Day, Birch Elementary, Nampa ID
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful presentation and an opportunity to hear about the Oracle book series! I enjoyed every minute. My students and I were really thrilled to be invited! Chad was so engaging, informative, and personable! Thanks for everything! I’m going to order the series for my classroom library, but I cannot wait to read them for myself first.
Gracie Hynes, 7th Grade Core Teacher at Cupertino Middle School, Sunnyvale CA
Thank you so much for an incredible visit. He honestly gave the best author presentation we have ever had. What a great guy. The kids loved him. Thanks again.
Bernedette Thompson, Patterson Elementary, Gilbert AZ
The assembly went great! Lots of teachers responded positively to me and to Chad about his presentation. They loved the fact that he mentioned he didn’t really like reading when he was their age, but then learned to love reading. That really appealed to a lot of the students here. One teacher mentioned he thought it was the best author assembly we have had. Another student — a difficult reader to please — gave him a high five as Chad was leaving and thought his books were the coolest and called him “The Oracle Man.” I told Chad, coming from that kid, that is a high compliment. So, yes, the post-assembly response has been amazing. I’ve had to create a waiting-list in my library for his books now. And I have had many students come up to me saying they want to order his books.
Ann Walker, Enoch Elementary, Enoch UT
Thank you so much! That was TOTALLY cool! I can’t wait until the next time!
Di Lau-Yee, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary, San Francisco CA
The assembly was incredible and such a treat for the kids! Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Charis Gibbs, Monroe Elementary, San Leandro CA
What a sweet man. So good with the kids, and I am so happy to support such a great person and his vision. The kids were really excited about the series. Thank you both for thinking of the smaller schools.
Glenda Bush, Kings Valley Charter, Philomath OR
Thank you so much for reaching out to us with this opportunity! Our kids were rapt during the entire presentation and left extremely excited about the series. This was such a memorable experience for our kiddos, and we are so glad that we got the opportunity to partner with you and hope to be able to do so again in the future!
Mariah Kelly, Master Teacher at Osborn Middle School, Phoenix AZ
I thought the assembly was awesome! The students responded very well and were excited afterward. Thanks so much for providing this opportunity for or students.
Shelly S. Edmunson, Technology & Media Specialist at New Plymouth School District, New Plymouth ID
I wanted to tell you that the students loved the assembly today. Chad did a great job. It was very enjoyable as well as educational. Thanks for the opportunity!
Cara Algarin, Library Media Clerk at Sunrise Elementary School, Phoenix AZ
What a fabulous day it was with Chad. The students, parents, and teachers / staff absolutely loved the presentation. Chad was so personable and easy going that the entire morning was awesome. I so appreciate you contacting us to experience such a great person.
Jennifer Lawrence, Teacher at Earl B. Lundy Elementary, Mount Charleston NV
The kids were thrilled to meet Chad today and see his assembly presentation. I heard kids talking about it at lunch and recess for the rest of the day! Thank you again for your help in coordinating Chad’s visit. We enjoyed his visit very much!
Wendy Morris, Lee Elementary, Canby OR
What a HIT at the school! Wow! First thing [MJ] asked when we got home, “Mom, do I finish my other book or start Oracle?” This is going to be BIG. He was phenomenal with the presentation and equally so in engaging and connecting to the students! It says something when there is a line of students in the front office trying to use the one phone to call their parents for a CC number to order a book. Chad, you are on your way!
Mother, Westside Magnet Charter School, Bend OR
The students loved seeing you and chatting it up! An author as a role model and celeb…who would have thought! Our team here looks forward to working with you in the near future! We have a sister site of 6-8th grade if you would like to add it to your fall visit.
An Ta, Teacher at El Camino Middle/El Primero High, San Jose CA
Chad was an amazing presenter! He had our 3rd through 5th graders’ rapt attention. Teachers were raving in the staff room. Several students rushed to our library after hearing that we had purchased several copies for student checkout. Students who have turned in orders range from reluctant male readers (a particular target for our school) to avid readers. We are all quite excited to read his series.
Kerri Bain, Teacher at Riverview School, Lebanon OR
I am 40 years old and loved reading The Oracle Series, as did two of my kids. Please know that it is not just young people who like your books.
Chad, Wow! Your presentation was great. I appreciate you taking time to visit our school. Every teacher was impressed also. Sunken Earth is proving to be a great read, I am almost finished with it. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. The students are waiting eagerly for your books to be on the library shelf. It is so refreshing to find a series like yours with wholesome content and life lessons. I will be following your website and other social media to see what wonderful things you are writing and sharing. All that attended the assembly loved it!
Melanie Saling, Library Technician at Sam’s Valley Elementary, Central Point OR
By far, the best guest author we have ever had during my time at Heritage Oak. Chad, the author of the seven-book Oracle Series, spoke today to Grades 2-5 and both students and teachers were delighted! His presentation is fresh and holds everyone’s interest. Chad only travels about one week per month, so I would try to get him scheduled ASAP. The books are a higher reading level and would work very well in middle school. My second graders loved him though!
Denise Ansari, Library Media Technician at Heritage Oak Elementary, Roseville CA