“Inspiring, empowering and impactful are all words that come to mind when thinking of Shanna’s book and program. Her positive message is one that all of our k-5 students were able to relate to and grasp during her visit to our school. They left her k-5 program at our school feeling empowered to take control of their emotions, and learned several new tools that they can use to help manage their feelings. She was an absolute pleasure to work with - she was able to tailor her program to best fit our school’s vision and build upon our current social and emotional learning initiatives. I know her program left a lasting impact on our students and they will draw upon her positive message not only now, but into their adult lives as well.
~Ms. Kimberly Corvino
Riverview School, Denville, NJ
"Our school had a great visit from Gardener Shanna today! She read her book and taught us gardening tools to help us pull the weeds in our gardens so we can all grow like flowers! The message was simple, meaningful and both students and staff related well to the strategies. Teachers began using what we learned in their classrooms that very same day! The students loved the You Tube channel too! Thank you Gardener Shanna for reminding us we all have weeds and we all have gardening tools to use!"
~Ms. Christine Laquidara
Principal, Hopewell Elementary
"So far today, the reception to your video has been great! I have been teaching it to classes all day, and they are so excited to meet you in person. One student asked me, "she is coming here in person? For real?!" and was very excited. So you're already a celebrity here at Copper Hill!"
School Counselor, Copper Hill School Flemington, NJ