“Mary Fowler is an experienced presenter who helps teachers skillfully decode student behavior. Her presentations include practical strategies to create a climate of learning and respect in the classroom. Mary shares her knowledge generously and always leaves educators feeling energized.”
Pat Ward, Former PD Coordinator, Middlesex Regional Education Services Commission
President, Greenleaf Learning
Mary Fowler has brought life and vitality to the brain and learning institutes around the world. From Tennessee to Albuquerque to Connecticut and Frankfurt, Germany ~~ Mary has provided educators with up to date research and strategies for implementation regarding key areas of interest to practitioners such as ADHD, behavior, emotional well-being and more. Her presentation style in dynamic, keeping participants engaged throughout the day. Mary’s depth of knowledge and purposeful approach to helping educators work successfully with young people serves our profession in a most productive manner. She is a delight to work with!
Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky
Mary Fowler is a brilliant presenter. Her content and professionalism were first class. Many of the ideas picked up by our seminar participants can be easily incorporated into their classrooms. Her presentation was very relevant to educators and parents. Her sessions included a good mix of theory and practice. Mary is easy to work with and a joy to be around. I highly recommend her presentation.
Special Education Teacher
You speak from the heart and it was evident that through your personal and professional experiences you are a wealth of knowledge… Coming to workshops like yours makes one realize that most of us are in the same boat which in itself makes one feel better. Feeling alone can really be a downer! When you told your stories of your teaching career, I knew that you spoke from your heart and understand each and every one of us—and that you understand kids so well! Thank you!
Director of Special Services
K-12 Blue Ribbon District
I am not sure how to begin other than my staff cannot stop talking about you and the workshop. I got stopped in the hall 3 times today, by general education teachers who already have started to test some of the strategies you suggested.
I also informed the superintendent today at our administrators meeting this afternoon. My assistant superintendent has agreed to help supplement anything I cannot underwrite to continue using your services to reach the rest of the staff.
Learning Support Specialist
International School of Düsseldorf
I had the honor and joy to attend your three presentations last Thursday at Frankfurt International School. I want to say a “big thank you” for making your lectures so interesting and easy at the same time for me to follow, understand and learn more about how the brain works.
SPED for Private Schools
Thank you for presenting an outstanding workshop on ADHD strategies for our Instructional Aides. I especially appreciated the ability to tailor the content of this session to meet our specific needs. The evaluations contained glowing comments and mentioned the value of your handouts and book.
We can’t thank you enough for a wonderful evening in Pelham. Your talk was so informative, personal, and truly inspiring to all parents. You have a lovely style and great ability to make the audience feel comfortable and engaged.
The following are from teachers:
I am a first year teacher and have “the bad class.” This workshop encouraged me to have the confidence in my ability to teach and do what I know is right.
I really appreciated Mary Fowler’s sense of humor. To recognize the complexities of each situation instead of just rattling off a “solution” or “fix all” was very refreshing. I gained valuable tools.
The seminar addressed problems that are actually occurring in among my students in my classes. I received concrete suggestions that I can implement easily.
Coaching and Consulting Testimonials
Urban School District Supervisor of Special Education
As part of this training, Mary led group trainings for teachers on social, emotional, behavioral and trauma issues. Her focus was to facilitate the development of positive behavioral interventions and supports that would assist teachers in their interactions with students… Mary developed strategies with the teachers in an instructional setting and then assisted them with the implementation in the classroom. Mary suggested methods to use with specific learners exhibiting problems. She also worked in the classroom to troubleshoot management and behavioral issues resulting from teacher and student emotional reactivity and poor management/social skills…
Mary’s work ethic and ability to effectively communicate are exceptional. I would recommend her without reservation.
Christi N. Pemberton
Dear Ms. Fowler:
After careful reflection of the past two years at Trenton Community Charter School, I still cannot find the words to express the gratitude I feel for the countless hours and effort you spent revitalizing our school culture. When I first began as Principal/Charter School Lead Person, the school’s culture was frigid and hard to say the least. The school truly operated in a survival of the fittest mode. Staff, students, and parents alike did not feel safe or respected. As a first time administrator, I truly had no idea as to how to build a culture of caring and respect in a place that had a history of thriving off of negativity within an 8 month time period.
That’s where you came in! Your first visit was to assist the teachers on how to work with children who have ADHD and Oppositional Behavior traits. At the conclusion of your workshop, teachers were knocking down my door, asking when you could come back. For the first time, these teachers who had a “no nonsense” “no tolerance” practice on managing and disciplining children, were willing to accept the idea that with planning, assistance and practice the children that they so often just threw out of class could be not only taught but respectful.
Thus, the beginning of a two year partnership began. Over the course of the two years, you worked beyond what your contract called for, to mold new teachers, retrain and encourage seasoned staff, and to teach an administrative team about empathy, communication (verbal and nonverbal) and creating a team culture. Through your one on one coaching, PLC meetings, modeling and participation in I&RS meetings, the school began to really understand the benefits of a positive school culture.
Many positive outcomes resulted from your ongoing training and professional development. A successful School Wide Discipline Committee was formed. This committee actually became the beacon of the school and birthed many positive initiatives within the school. This committee set the standard for behavior expectations and respectful interactions between staff and students. Thanks to you, teachers became more cognizant of triggers for behavior, how to be proactive and teaching children how to self-reflect on their own behaviors.