Outreach Testimonials

"I wanted to thank you so very much for your time and talents shared with us last Thursday for our Highland Derby Museum. Our teachers with you spoke highly once again of how well you teach with such joy and make your message informative and important. As it is! Thanks again for your long drive and all you do. Please put us on the list for next year—we would love to continue the tradition!"
- Laura McCain, Guidance Counselor, Highland Elementary School

"I would like you to know that students and teachers had nothing but praise for your outreach program.  One teacher said that it was probably the best guest program that we've ever had.  We are looking forward to next year and would love to have you come back!"
- Debbie Stephens, Principal, Elliott County 7th & 8th Grades

"Life doesn’t grant many opportunities these days to brag on people, but I would like to take this opportunity to do just that. Ms. Heather Hill came to our school today for an outreach program and I must say, she is phenomenal. Her presentation for each grade-level was age appropriate, engaging, and informative. Her ability to keep the students’ actively interested, while maintaining control of the group was beyond the ability of many teachers I observe on a daily basis. Many of our teachers, and students as well, have made a point of stopping me in the hallway to let me know how much they enjoyed the program, as well as Ms. Hill’s presentation. I cannot speak highly enough of Ms. Hill and the Outreach Program. Thank you and Ms. Hill for ensuring that Ky children are provided opportunities to learn about Kentucky’s rich history and traditions, for without programs like this, many of our children would never have the opportunity to experience derby history."
- Kim Simpson, Curriculum Specialist, Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary School

"We had an outreach program visit with Heather today. I just wanted to let you know how impressed we are with the presentation she did. She was wonderful with every group. She adapted beautifully to the different age groups and did a splendid job educating our students about many aspects of the horse industry!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful outreach program."
- Melinda McIntosh, Owsley County School District
"We just wanted to take a moment and thank you for such an outstanding program that you presented to our students yesterday. The way that your organization has taken the time to incorporate all of the core content information that you covered with The Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, and equine information is remarkable. You not only had the students mesmerized but the staff too. You did a wonderful job covering all the various subject matter and yet kept the students engaged at all times. You were also able to demonstrate ‘awesome’ classroom management skills, especially with some of our more challenging groups. Stanford Elementary is already looking forward to booking another program with you for next year!"
- Chris Woolums, STC/General Music Teacher, Lincoln County School District