LPSS Gear Up Keynote

Professional Development

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Testimonials:

This was easily one of the most informative in-service presentations I have ever attended. I can’t wait for the book to come out. I also can’t wait to implement some of the topics in class on Monday.”

Ray Blum
Teacher at Thibodeaux STEM Academy

 

This presentation has motivated me to want to become a better representation of Millennials in the workforce and help more students to see the light at the end of the tunnel in education.”

April Reed
School Counselor at Lafayette Parish School System

 

Very informative and engaging. Not many people can link customer service and education as you did so well.”

Nicole Davis
FRAN Coordinator at LPSS Adult Education

 

This gentleman was great in his delivery. Information was relevant and real in reference to our students today. Great presentation!”

Philip Sampy
W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center

 

This motivated me to change the way I start my year’s curriculum. Very interesting stats about how to reach them.”

Shari Holleman
Lafayette Parish School Board

 

Just fabulous!”

Jennifer Roth
Counselor at N. P. Moss Preparatory Academy

 

Wonderful use of stats integrated for factual impact, but delivery in an appealing, entertaining and informative format. Speaker had personable approach. Everyone was included from young to old.”

Marlene Doucet
Counselor at Lafayette Parish School System

 

Mark is dynamic, he pumped me up!”

Mary Stewart
Teacher at Lafayette Parish School System

 

Awesome! Thanks for being someone I can relate to.”

Kim Ortiz
Special Ed Teacher at N. P. Moss Preparatory Academy

 

Teachers are often asked to sit before business people who have no idea what goes on in the classroom. Mr. Perna showed me how to bring real-world information to today’s students.”

Lisa Jones
Teacher at Ovey Comeaux High School

 

Awesome presentation! Thank you. A light at the end of the tunnel for me — parent of a teenage boy. Your personal story about your son Nick was very inspiring. I have my own Nick.”

Pam Thomas
Counselor at J. Wallace James Elementary

 

I want to be a Wade!”

Anita Pool
Counselor at Lafayette Parish School System

 

Mark was refreshing and right on target.”

Mary Wallace
Lafayette Parish School Board

 

Loved the positive energy, ideas and motivation I received during this workshop.”

Cora LaCombe
Lafayette Parish School System

 

Very informative and entertaining.”

Sean Hayes
Teacher at Comeaux High School

 

Very positive! Makes sense in approaching students and careers. Every student needs a trade.”

Cathie Duex
Science Teacher at Lafayette Parish School Board

 

Mr. Perna hits the high notes about education and the generations.”

Edolia DeClouette
JAG Specialist at N. P. Moss Preparatory Academy

 

This presentation confirmed my ideas and observations about making connections and respect.”

Ronald Johnnie
Assistant Principal at Lafayette Parish School System

 

Mark is an awesome motivator.”

Juanita Landry
Art Teacher at Lafayette Parish School System

 

The idea that the Millennial generation is one of the smartest, most self-sufficient generations is a very interesting viewpoint. It also may be a great motivation for my students to apply themselves and drive themselves.”

Cody Ortego
Teacher at Lafayette High School

 

The statistics related to today’s youth was an eye opener.”

Jeffrey Matirne
Teacher at Lafayette Parish School System

 

I hope the education system in America listens to your messages sooner than later and implements them.”

Brandon Broussard
Lafayette Parish School System

 

This presentation reinforced what I’ve been doing in my classroom for 33 years! The power of positive thinking influences masses.”

Lisa Columb
Teacher at Lafayette High School

 

Such a dynamic speaker!”

Kalli Miller
Teacher at Carencro High School

 

Awesome presentation!”

Jeanine LeBlanc
Teacher at Lafayette Parish School System

 

It has been a long time since I have been this engaged in an in-service. He was phenomenal!”

Cherie Beshears
Teacher at Lafayette Parish School System

 

Mark was great, would love to see him again! Learned a lot.”

Kristen Aucoin
Science Teacher at Acadiana High

 

Fascinating speaker who focuses on the simplicity of complicated and challenging issues within our education system.”

Christy Tracie
Carencro High School

 

Wow, wonderful!”

Kim Prejean
College and Career Coach at Gear Up

 

This speaker demonstrated engagement with audience just as we need to engage students.”

Mary Dugas
Teacher at AdEd/FRAN Family Literacy

 

So engaging, the time flew by with very relevant information shared.”

Dee Piazza
School Counselor at Lafayette Parish School System