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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Gail N. Herman

Gail N. Herman

11 Russell Lane
Easthampton, MA 01027

(413) 203-5247

(301) 501-0044


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Creative storyteller and arts consultant, Dr. Gail N. Herman, has performed and taught storytelling extensively throughout the United States, as well as in Oman, Ghana, India, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Jamaica, Germany, Montreal, and the Virgin Islands. Besides performing for students in schools and libraries, Dr. Herman works with teachers and helping professionals to infuse storytelling and the kinesthetic, musical, and spatial aspects of learning into reading, creative writing, science, math, speech, & social studies. She teaches for Lesley University, MA, and The University of Connecticut (CONFRATUTE). Gail has taught at Garrett Cllege & directed the Tall Tale Liars Festival in MD for 19 years.
She is also a guest lecturer on stories, sounds, & movement in art appreciation classes at George Mason Univ. and Maryland Institute, College of Art and at the Univ. of CT. She presented many storytelling workshops to organizations such as Confratute, NAGC,AEGUS,LANES, NSN,&NAEYC.

PERFORMANCES: Organic Interactive Storytelling, CREATURES OF OUR MINDS EYE -Grades Pre-K to 2, FOLKTALES from Around the World (Grades 3-4, 5-6) TALL TALES, Pet Peeves and Exaggerations, Stories of ENVIRONMENTAL AND GLOBAL Awareness, Tales of China and Japan, Stories from Africa, FAMILY Story Classes, Journal Stories from an Orphanage (with workshops on writing our memories, before we knew better & embarrassing moment stories), Math & Science Circle Stories with teachers or students-Kindergarten/Grades 1-8).
Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction University of Connecticut
M.Ed. - Aesthetics in Education University of Massachusetts
M.A. - Theatre and Speech University of Massachusetts
B.A. - Elementary Education (N-8) Paterson State College

PUBLICATIONS: The Four Wise People in SPINNING TALES, WEAVING HOPE. Juan Bobo & Sisi in JOINING IN. St.Patrick & Leprechauns in HOLIDAY STORIES ALL YEAR ROUND. & others

Types of stories I tell:

World Folktales-Grades PreK-2; 3-4, 5-6; Family Stories, Organic Storytelling & "Creatures of Our Minds Eye" (Pre-K to 2); Tall Tales, Pet Peeves and Exaggerations; Science Circle Stories Pre-K

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Negotiable in USA: $250- 1 performance, or $1,000 per day and evening- e.g. a total of 4 performances with 1 workshop or an evening event; or 4 classes and 1 performance $500 + travel

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

I've performed and/or taught on 4 continents and in 40 states including CT,MA,NH,PA,WA,CO,WY,LA,FL,GA,SC,NV,ND,WI, MT,NJ,NY,OK,TN.. I worked in many schools including Norris School, in Southampton,

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

National Storytelling Network; YES & SHE; LANES; National Assoc. Education of Young Children; National Assoc. of Gifted Children; Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Children, Mid-A