smart-moveHere’s what some of your peers are saying about Tommy Johns Presents and the educational programs we offer.

“Thank you for another great show, as always! Parents and kids were talking about it upstairs as they checked out the books you talked about. And they all LOVE Roosevelt Rat! Have a great summer!”

Mandi Cantrell, Children’s Librarian
BB Comer Library
Sylacauga, AL

Everyone loved Go Wild! (the science and reading program)and want you to come back!  I have let other schools know about the AWESOME show my students saw.  I tell them how well you manage and control student behavior, and how much the kids l earned. 

Students are still showing parents your posters and saying, ‘I saw him.  It was so much fun!’  They were sorry when the show ended!”

Patty Krezinski, Media Specialist
Diamond Lakes ES
Hephzibah, GA

“On a scale of 1 to 5, you are a 10+!  You do a great job and the children LOVE you!”

Nancy Bohannon, Children’s Librarian
Northlake Library
Tucker, GA

“Very motivating for the kids and the staff!  The thing I liked most about “Go Wild!” was the way you related fun, science, reading and geography into a show that was both very educational AND entertaining!

JoLayne Rentzel, Educational Programs Director
National Science Center
Augusta, GA

“We just had Tommy Johns perform for the entire school and he was great. ‘Awesome’ was the comment of one of our 1st grade teachers! Tommy is very professional and entertaining. Another teacher commented that she really appreciated the fact that the assembly was so academically oriented.”

Karen Liebert, International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, GA


Hi Media Specialist friends! I just wanted to take a minute to offer some praise to Mr. Tommy Johns! He came to our school yesterday and did his “I Love to Read!” presentation for our 2nd-5th graders. He arrived early, set up all by himself, and even helped seat the classes as they came in. He knew how to manage the kids and kept them HIGHLY engaged and amazed us all with his magic!

Also, our kids have been checking out books like crazy today after his awesome “pep talk!” Oh, and the dismissal was where his praise was highest with teachers!! You could hear a pin drop it was so quiet!!

Anyway, I have had LOTS of students and teachers asking when he is coming back! If you can, have him come to your school. He was totally worth it!

Mrs. Sarah K. Chancellor, Media Specialist, Heritage Elementary School, Macon, Georgia

“How can the love of reading and the need to read be presented through a Magic Show?  Let Tommy Johns come to your school or library and present his “I Love to Read!” show.  No matter the age, all will listen, watch, be amazed, and love the show.  “What stands out in my memory most is the ease of flow and the ability to interact with the students while maintaining control of several hundred students.  I loved the final act with one of our teachers!”

JoAnn Weston, Media Librarian
Lynn Fanning ES
Meridianville, AL

Tommy is a delight to work with, from start to finish.  I appreciated the information he sent ahead of time — everything from posters to tax forms included in one packet.  I appreciated his flexibility — he was able to change the time on one of our shows at the last minute, and he was also willing to work in another show the same day for a community group.  Most of all, I appreciated the way he interacted with the kids before and after the program.  He has a magic touch, in more ways than one.

Oh, and the shows were terrific, too — full of books, jokes, magic, science, puppets, and audience participation.  The kids and the parents had a ball!”

Jan Daniel, Children’s Librarian
Okefenokee Regional Library
Waycross, GA

“You were so easy to work with.  You did exactly what you said you would do.  You were prepared and on time!  Awesome!”

Betsy Simmons, Media Specialist
Oglethorpe Point Elementary
St. Simon’s Island, GA

(I never realized what a big deal it is to be “prepared and on time” or “easy to work with” until so many clients started telling me their stories about other performers, and making similar comments on their feedback forms.  I thought those things were the baseline.  I had no idea that just doing these simple things would set me apart from the competition!  TJ)

Go Wild makes learning FUN – the students recall words from the presentation for weeks following.  This is the BEST educational show I have ever seen thus far.  The students were learning plus entertained.  Well worth the cost!”

Sue Ensley, Media Specialist
Morris ES
Lake Worth

“WOW!  Tommy Johns is fantastic!  Through magic, puppets, games, music and lots of volunteers from the audience, his enthusiastic personality encourages students to be READERS.” 

Janie B. Vaden, Ed.S, Media Specialist
Varnell Elementary
Dalton, GA

“The teachers were already asking for a return performance when the assembly ended!  This was the first time I have ever had all positive comments after we have had someone like this at our school.  If you have the chance to book him, he’s worth every penny!”

Angelina Koster, Media Specialist
Eastside Elementary
Douglas, GA

“Tommy is an excellent resource for any “in-school” field trip.  His Simple Machines workshop is an excellent hands-on experience for my students.  The students had a blast trying out all of the different types of simple machines and how they work. Tommy has a great way of letting the children in engage in their learning.  The workshop was a great culminating activity for this unit.”

Traci Cummings, Gifted and Talented Teacher
Mimosa ES
Roswell, GA

“You bring magic to life by motivating young minds to try their best!  I love the way you involve the children.  Asking volunteers to come up on stage is always exciting for the children.  Everything was fantastic!!  Excellent!  See you next year!

Sammi McGowan, Grade Level Chair
Macedonia ES
Canton, GA

The children and the teachers are still talking about the “I Love To Read” show you presented on Tuesday to help us celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  The children saw me Tuesday and Wednesday as I was around the building, and would say, “I saw you do that magic.” or “Did you really do that magic?”  The teachers talked about how good you were with the children as we had conversation in our faculty meeting yesterday. 


“Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! for creating a wonderful memory for the children and the staff of Bryant Primary School, especially because the memory is connected with reading, one of the most important gifts we give our students.

Mary K. Widener, Principal
Bryant Primary School
Cobb County, GA

Your shows (I Love to Read! and the Family show) were wonderful!  Kids were still talking about it on Tuesday!  Word even got back to Springwood (a local private school) what a great show it was.  One of their teachers told me she heard all about it!  Thanks for a wonderful day of magic for the kids at Central!”

Randall Smith, PTA/Cultural Arts Coordinator
Central Elementary
Lanett, AL

Our teachers loved the show as much as the children.  They asked me to get you back to our school next year!  (You were) so easy to work with and book.  Everything exceeded expectations.”

Sherry Plant, Assistant Principal
Lynn Fanning Elementary
Meridianville, AL

Everyone involved love the program.  Weeks after the event, they are still talking about it!  Your presentation is the best I’ve ever seen!  I even liked your tennis shoes!”

Pat Bell, Media Specialist
Blakeney Elementary
Waynesboro, GA

You are awesome!  Very professional – confirmed date and time, arrived ahead of the scheduled time, and the kids really loved it.”

Gwen Kellar
Dawsonville, GA


“Wow!  You need to hire this guy!”

Lucy Agresta, Math Teacher
Kennesaw Charter School
Kennesaw, GA

Good balance of education and entertainment.  Excellent rapport with the children.”

Starlyn Baxter, Family Activities and Morale Officer
Fort McPherson
Atlanta, GA

“I loved your magic show. It was the best show I have ever seen in my whole entire life. You’re the best magician in the whole world. My class loved your magic show.”

Tiffany, 3rd Grader
Roswell, GA

If you need more, let me know.  I’ve got notebooks full of similar comments! – Tommy