Cindi Maranelli, Kindergarten Teacher Toquam Magnet Elementary School Stamford, CT

Monica Peterson is extremely creative and engaging. Her storytelling skills bring out the best in children's imagination. She is funny and entertaining and the kids love her.  They help act out stories and she allows students to become motivated and creative with many follow up activities to her wonderful stories.  She is a true gem and her enthusiasm is contagious. Storytelling is a motivating way to bring kids to love literature and stimulate vocabulary, imagination and creativity.  She is priceless!