Dear Dr. Hill,
Dr. Fairest Hill,
I want you to know that the students, teachers and I were very pleased with the quality of your presentation during our assembly at Clearview Elementary School. I sincerely appreciate the delivery of your message to the students today. Your positive rapport and genuine demeanor was truly uplifting and brought warmth and
joy to everyone in the assembly.
I would like to highly recommend Dr. Fairest Hill as a presenter at your school. The message he delivers is genuine and you do not want your students to miss out on such a wonderful and engaging opportunity to hear from Dr. Hill. You could never go wrong with having an assembly presented by him.
It was a pleasure meeting you and listening to your motivational message. May God continue to bless you as you deliver your positive message to future generations of students.
Sarah Bankhead, Principal
Clearview Elementary School, Waukegan, IL
Dear Dr Hill,
Thank you so much for two truly wonderful and inspiring session. It was a real pleasure to meet you and I hope our paths cross again in the future. You are an inspirational person and the effect you have had on the Academy in such a short time will, I know, be far reaching. I very much hope that we can keep in close contact and I will follow your work and travels with great interest. My colleagues join me in saying ” thank you” and please do keep in touch. You have my full support and I will hold you in my prayers.
With every good wish,
The Rt. Revd Peter Hullah, Principal
Northampton Academy, Northampton, England
Greetings Dr. Hill,
It was a blessing to see you on Thursday. My telephone did not stop ringing on Friday until around noon from my staff. Everyone was truly blessed from your message. Teachers are motivated to accept change and leave the crack in the basement. I observed individuals smiling who normal walk around with a frown all day long. The evaluations were all awesome! Everyone has spread the word within and outside of our association about the wonderful experienced that took place on Thursday. I was told that this will go down in history as the best professional development given within our association. 🙂 Thanks to you.
As I stated before your departure, our CEO is asking that you confirm if January 28, 2011 is available for you to present to our entire association at our 2nd Annual Symposium.
In addition, I look forward to seeing you at many of our schools in the near future,
Dianne Lewis, Director of Exceptional Student Services,
Algiers Charter Schools Association Office
Number: 504.302.7047, Mobile Number: 504.330.0062
Dear Dr. Hill:
You were awesome! The “Yes, You Can Win, with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE” motivational message that you presented to the Region V principals was outstanding. From the singing, dancing, laughter and the genuine, heartfelt applause, you could tell how much we all enjoyed it!
During a time when the morale is low due to budget cuts, closing of schools, testing, etc. you brought joy and excitement to the principals in our region. I have never seen so many principals so excited and so highly engaged during each activity you shared with us. Your words of wisdom were very powerful and profound. They gave us many opportunities to think and self reflect.
The best presentation is one which teaches as it pleases. I have found this to be very true, and your presentation was a prime example of just how effective that method can be. Certainly, the principals and I will remember the songs, the dances, and the way in which we laughed and participated, but deep inside, we have also learned valuable lessons that every aspect of your presentation was geared to convey. It was teaching and learning at its best.
There were many positive comments shared by the principals at the end of our meeting regarding your motivational presentation. You really brought out the “youth” in each of us and we loved it!
Please accept my sincere thanks and that of the Region V principals for your outstanding presentation. I hope you enjoyed the time you spent with us and received a sense of satisfaction from observing the pleasure and the learning that we derived from it.
Barbara Hires, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent,
School Success, Pinellas County Schools
To Whom It May Concern:
After meeting Dr. Fairest Hill in 2006, I knew that he was the right match for boosting the self-esteem and confidence in my students. He displayed suaveness when he spoke that captivated and held not only my attention but also the youngsters present. His ability to present relevant information in a non-threatening manner generated many nods and smiles from his young audience. It was because of this I invited him to do a series of workshops with my third through fifth graders.
In January 2006, I was appointed principal of an elementary school that generated a 68% failing rate in reading and mathematics. Students and teachers were extremely frustrated and shocked that after all of their concerted efforts, students were not producing favorable results. My initial assessment showed that in addition to streamlining the curriculum, the community needed a morale booster. They needed to believe in themselves again; thus, Dr. Hill.
In December of 2006, Dr. Hill began with the teachers. He talked with them and encouraged them. We then invited Dr. Hill in to conduct several student assemblies titled “Slam Dunk that Test” one day before the various state exams. Children’s thinking about their abilities were challenged and changed. The day of the exams students were telling each other and staff how they were going to slam dunk the test. When we received our school’s results, “slam dunking that test” is exactly what they did. We went from having a 68% failing rate to having a 40% failing rate (we still have a lot to accomplish). Children that struggled saw their rewards. Passion for teaching was renewed in the staff. This accomplishment left the staff eager to return in the fall.
Dr. Hill or Uncle Fairest, as he is affectionately called by our students, has made a life impacting impression on our students. They constantly talk about him and about what they can do. It is because of these tangible results that I recommend him for not only school communities but also for any organization that touches the lives of children.
Anissa Chalmers, Principal,
Garrett A Morgan Elementary School