An educational outreach program of the Tejas Storytelling Association that offers professional storytellers and storytelling programs to pre-K through 12th grades in the Denton area.

Program content:  TEKS aligned • Developmentally appropriate • Multicultural • Values-based • Curriculum connected • Literature connected
Promotes: Listening • Sequencing • Imagination • Wonder • Creativity • Critical thinking • Problem solving
Strengthens: Narrative skills • Writing skills • Composition skills
Models: Oral narrative • Speaking skills • Presentation skills  

Need a holiday program for your school? Having problems with bullying? Want Texas history to come alive for your students? For more information about Tellers in the Schools, to discuss fees and fee waivers, or to book a storyteller, contact TSA directly at

Download: Storytelling Extension Activities for the Classroom

Oba William King telling stories in the Denton area schools.

Oba William King captures the attention of elementary students.

“As always, this is an extremely important program for Hodge Elementary. It allows us to have an all-day story teller (tellers) to present to the entire school…grades K-5. It is also at a minimal cost compared to many other speakers and authors. We are never disappointed. The story tellers are extremely entertaining. This is something that many of our students will only get to experience here at school. We look forward to it each year.” – Kevin Brown, Hodge Elementary School, Denton ISD

“The students and teachers loved Ms. Solina, her performance, and the music! They were smiling as they left the performance and had nothing but great things to say. The most important compliment was that the performance was developmentally appropriate and kept the children engaged.” – Sacha Hardin, Ann Windle School for Young Children, Denton ISD

Jinan Powers tells in the Denton area schools.

Jiaan Powers provides programming
for a middle school class.

“Jiaan was WONDERFUL! She kept their attention, dealt perfectly with those who acted out. I would most definitely request her by name for next year. The teachers were singing my praises for bringing her here – so you know that means they all really appreciated her performance!” – Anna Modrow, McMath Middle School, Denton ISD


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