WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
David Koma | Principal | Girrard, PA
RICE AVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
"In my twenty years in education, he was the most impactful guest that we have ever had. His illusions captured and amazed our students, but little did they know that he would use that theme to challenge them about real-life illusions. He connected with students in a way that I’ve never seen before. Bravo!"
Jeff Yorke | Principal | Millington, MI
MEACHUM JR. HIGH SCHOOL
Thanks again for coming to Meachum Jr. High in Millington. Our students were engaged and still talking about the real-life effects decision making can have on their life days after your appearance. Thanks again for a great message!"
Chad Zeien | K-12 Principal | Au Gres, MI
AU GRES SIMS SCHOOL DISTRICT
"Awesome! A great magic show with a powerful message. Mr. Coverly has a great ability to adjust his presentation and message to the level of any age student."
Brian A. Titsworth | Principal |Otisville, MI
LAKEVILLE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
"Is it an illusion or reality? Mr. Coverly presented a powerful message to our school that delivered a lasting impact. I have heard nothing but good things from the students and staff. We would highly recommend him as a guest presenter."
"School Administrators: have you ever had all 300 of your 8th grade students stand in silence as they commit to STAND UP against intolerance and hate?! Have you ever had a school assembly followed by texts home to parents with "I Love You!" or in-person apologies to peers/teachers that have been disrespected?! If not, Tom Coverly, the Illusionist, should be booked by your school today! Tom speaks the language of our students. The language that you and I, your staff and my staff, cannot speak because of our positions of authority. The students viewed Tom as someone who GOT THEM, UNDERSTOOD THEM, and REACHED THEM. 900 of my students were moved to make a different in their peer group, school, home, and community. I have been flooded by positive feedback from parents and this all came from Tom Coverly's unique approach to reaching and motivating my students. Without a doubt, Tom Coverly was one of the top-three highlights of this school year. Book him; meet him, enjoy him and what he can accomplish!"
-James Litchfield | Principal | Heineman Middle School | Algonquin, IL
"I have watched Tom perform for 2 years. He is very good at what he does! Just recently he performed for our Middle School students (aprox. 800) and was strongly received and enjoyed. That same evening he performed different illusions and shared his story in front of 1,300 people of every age opening for Award winning band, BarlowGirl! He had them captivated! I feel Tom has an attractive personality with young people! I am old and I enjoy his performance too!"
-Julie Gardenour | Physical Education Instructor | Fremont High School | Fremont, MI
"By far the greatest school assembly our school has ever had in my 15 years teaching."
-Central Mountcalm High School Teacher | Stanton, MI
"For as long as I have known Tom Coverly, it has been quite obvious that people of all ages are drawn to him. They are drawn to his personality, drawn to his social skills, drawn to his spirited communication. I highly recommend Tom Coverly as a youth speaker. I have personally witnessed many lives changed."
-Mark B. Teacher | New Jersey
"As Tom spoke, I watched students smile, cry, laugh, hug each other, and take in his message. As a counselor who tries to instill resiliency in all students, I was ever grateful that a guest presented the same encouragement of hope and possibility. Hearing students talk afterward of planning to open doors for their mom and tell her that they love her warmed my heart. This raw, powerful message Tom shared will stick with my students to give them faith in themselves, and their future."
-Elon Brissette | AuGres-Sims Elementary | Middle School & High School Counselor
"When u were in the Highschool Gym, giving an Assembley for us middle schoolers, u said something about suicide and cutting. Well, I cut myself & its hard to stop. After u gave your assembly, I think back & ask myself, why in the heck did I start doing this? Now I have scars & my body is ruined forever. I thank u so much for helping me today. I never once thought of life until now. Loved your story. I'm so glad u helped me & I'll make a promise to you. I will never cut myself again! Thanks so much Tom! You changed my life around! I have no words to say but, thank you. ur the greatest."
NEWS STORIES OF TOM'S VISITS TO SCHOOLS
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REETHS PUFFER FOOTBALL PLAYER BUYS ANOTHER STUDENT A GUITAR AND AMP --
I gave a challenge to a star athlete student during the assembly to be kind to others he normally may just pass by and this is what he did!!! I am beyond proud of you Evan and the football team!!! There are countless stories of students on their own taking the REAL RESPECT message from the assembly and putting it to action. Students just recently purchased another student sneakers, others who have sat alone for years at lunch, now have people to sit with and students are receiving apologies of hurtful words that occurred year ago.
WORTH EVERY DIME
If you are thinking, "how are we going to afford this assembly." May I ask you to consider the question, "can you afford NOT to do it"?
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The Destroy Illusions School Assembly is powerful. It goes beyond the four walls of your school. Parents, teachers & administrators have witnessed students lives drastically changed forever because of the message they heard in their school gym or auditorium.