Having been an educator for 32 years in the elementary school and conducting several workshops integrating the TEKS and storytelling into writing, reading, and theater arts, Sue Kuentz excites youth audiences with her folktales/fairytales from around the world. She not only continues her youth storytelling club in the schools empowering each child involved but has been the organizer for the Texas Storytelling Youth Challenge each year. Sue has been honored with H-E-B’s Lifetime Excellence in Teaching, NEISD’s teacher of the year, a featured Texas Teller at the Tejas Storytelling Festival, as well as emceeing and storytelling on their various stages.
Her storytelling sessions are age appropriate, utilizing participatory tales for the pre-k through 3rd such as folktales and personal tales. I enjoy telling longer tales for the 4th – 7th graders, often using myths, legends and historical tales that relate to their TEKS. Sharing how to take a bare bones story to completion with the students using an iPad presentation, throwing in a few educational and fun apps to enrich writing and storytelling ends the presentation.