What others have to say...

Margriet Ruurs at a teacher's conference and writing workshop."Margriet is an unbeatable combination of a lifelong learner and an enthusiastic, flexible, and knowledgeable presenter. I recommend her to other schools without reservation."
Nancy Hoppe, Elementary Principal/Assistant Superintendent, International School of Surabaya


"Our two days with Margriet Ruurs will certainly remain a highlight of this school year. We are all the richer for having her with us."
Laurie Collins and Amy Sholdt, Teacher-Librarians, Mont K'iara International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  


“Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and for re-kindling the love of writing and getting my students to love writing!

A student who has had much difficulty in school was so excited about your visit that he went home to study his spelling list. He wrote his 20 words into a story and is so proud of it! It’s the first time he accomplished this!”
Lydia Boldt, Langley Fundamental Elementary School


“I have never seen my students so motivated to write, so keen!”
Grade 2 teacher, Kelowna B.C. 


“Not only are you a very talented writer but your presentation was marvelous! Thank you for a very informative and delightful presentation!”
(Jan Richmond, Teacher), Josh Adams, Principal


"Thank you for the wonderful presentations for the students and staff at Montclair school today.  I would like to adopt you as our full time resident writing teacher and nature advisor!  But we know you have a busy life already. So instead, we would like to have you come back to our school next year to do writing workshops with our students."
Andrea Burke, Montclair Elementary School, Beaverton, OR.

Emma drawing by a student.
"I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation to you for sharing your love of books with the students, staff, and families at Madison Elementary. I was very impressed with your presentation but more importantly your love of children and literature. Take Care.
Tim Fowler, Principal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin


Thank you for your inspiring and educational presentation to our students.  It was truly exciting to hear and see the dynamics of words and art joined together. Thanks again for your dynamic presentation.
Sincerely,
Art Specialist/ Arthur Elementary School

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