“As the President of my synagogue’s Women’s Association, I am always looking for unique ways to engage in discussions about meaningful topics. Living in a suburban town of New Jersey which prides itself on a highly ranked school system, I thought Teru’s book would be of interest to not only our congregation but to the entire community at large. And so, I hosted a “Conversation with the Author” in my home. Teru was amazing as she facilitated an open dialogue amongst an audience of involved parents of many different cultural backgrounds and which included members of the PTO and Board of Education.
She was so knowledgeable, engaging and passionate as she described her personal experiences. She listened and responded to our questions and comments with empathy and an open-mind. Everyone who attended was impressed with Teru and how she handled any controversy, differences of opinion and frustrating realities with respect and a level head – not to mention a keen sense of humor.
My guests have gone out of their way to thank me for organizing such an enlightening morning and have told me how much they appreciated the many “take-aways” Teru imparted. She gave us tangible advice and tips we can put into practice instantly as well as over the long-term. Any parent and/or educator would benefit from hearing Teru speak.”
On the surface, Teru spoke about education through the role of a parent, while conveying a deeper lesson of the power of inclusivity which resonated with me, despite not yet being a parent. Her passion and experience empowers parents to choose the best educational route for their children by encouraging them to use their intuition and not necessarily subscribe to the ‘educational norm’ that the United States puts forth.
‘World Class’ is a beautifully written account, and watching Teru share her ideas in person brings a new dimension to her story. I would go out of my way to hire Teru without hesitation on any topic within her sphere as a journalist. I look forward to seeing more of her work in print and broadcast.”