Monica Peterson is a storyteller, certified teacher, and actress.

As a professional storyteller and actress, she has entertained at the JFK Presidential Library, and at festivals such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Great Park Pursuit at Rocky Neck State Park, the Connecticut Storytelling Festival at Connecticut College, New Haven’s Waterfront Festival, and Tellebration.  She has made appearances at The Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan, The Lockwood Mathews Mansion in Norwalk, Yale University, and UConn. Monica has performed at libraries, schools, and senior centers throughout the area including the Derby Neck Library, Torrington Library, and The Baldwin Senior Center.

And as an educator, Monica worked in the Stamford Public School System for 15 years teaching kindergarten, fifth grade, and gifted education. Her method of teaching
storytelling techniques helped her students develop oral language skills, sending several of her student storytellers to perform at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival with nationally recognized adult tellers.  Monica’s work has been honored through the Stamford Public Schools’ Spotlight Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Board of Education’s Staff Achievement Award.

Her stories of electrifying history, wise grandparents, and many cultures are perfect for libraries, schools, and senior centers.  Learn more about Monica's services for adults, children, and youth workshops.