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BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested.

We recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

We guarantee you'll be fully satisfied or you'll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Peterson is a highly experienced and enthusiastic grades 3-6 teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience and is known for her highly motivating ideas and the practicality of her presentations. She is an experienced teacher trainer and mentor, and national presenter.

Mary is the author of several professional Scholastic books as well as GUIDED READING: DIFFERENTIATING Reading Instruction Using Small Groups (Grades 3-6), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Mary presents seminars that are fast?paced, inspiring and above all, practical!

You will leave this seminar with a wealth of ideas, strategies and activities you can use immediately in your reading program!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Mary is wonderful! I love all her ideas and methods. I can’t wait to incorporate them into my classroom!"
– Shereen Husain, 3rd Grade Teacher

"Great presentation! Thank you for all the practical ideas and strategies. I can’t wait to apply them in my reading instruction!"
– Katie Christerson, Special Education Teacher

"Wonderful information and easy to implement! Mary is the teaching teammate everyone wants on their team."
– Erin Kasanders, 3rd Grade Teacher

"Mary gave many helpful reading activities that my students are going to love! I’m excited to go back and share what I learned with my colleagues."
– Jaclyn Londono, 5th Grade Teacher

"Excellent content and take-aways! Fast paced and I received very practical ideas. Thank you!"
– Michele Feuerstein, Assistant Principal

"Mary is amazing! Her ability to focus on the most important aspects of teaching reading is impeccable!"
– Carlene Merron, 5th Grade Teacher

"Very informative with great, ready-to-use resources! Can’t wait to go back and share them with my fellow teachers. Great job!"
– Kristin Bell, 4th Grade Teacher

"This was one of the best professional development courses I’ve ever attended. I can’t wait to start using Mary’s great ideas for literacy centers and guided reading."
– Dina Bouloukos, Teacher

"Mary is a teacher’s teacher! I am walking away with validated practices and new ideas that are practical, fresh and easy to implement in the classroom right away."
– Jada Gilleylen, 3rd Grade Teacher