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Speaker Profile - Rosanne Kurstedt

Other and Writer

Region: New Jersey
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Presentation Description:

Rosanne uses the gift of words to convey to children how to be their best selves. Through the discipline of karate, she draws on the need for focus, strength, respect, and confidence as they move not only through the practices of karate, but through life as little people. She is a skilled presenter, drawing in the young students and keeping them engaged through movement, gestures, and activities. They leave with new tools and reminders to stand in confidence as they move through their day.  It is a pleasure to see Roseanne present and work with these young minds! Kristine Simmons, Sparta Books Events Manager

Rosanne is available for school visits, book club appearances, and readings. Her programs are tailored to your school's or group's individual needs, and she presents to audiences of all sizes. She particularly enjoys working closely with kids in classrooms.

Program Ideas:

  • Focus, Strength, & Respect: Become a Karate Kid
  • The Book Making Process: From Idea to Publication
  • Get Inspired: Books, Bubbles, and Blueberries

With her 20+ years in education you can be confident that any program will be both educational and engaging.