What others are saying

Thank you for the great workshop on Student-led conferences. I’ll love to use the information as I work to present to my staff some ideas I have brought back with me.
Kristin, Middle School teacher
I just wanted to take a moment to inform you that your article Championing Students in the Magnificent Middle was great. Thank you for keeping the advocacy going.
Anael, Middle School Principal
Patti Kinney is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic visionary who has the expertise to make a difference for educators, school leaders, and policy makers.  Her vast experience in all three areas is exceptional, and her ideas for improving all areas of education make her an exceptional consultant/speaker.  She is a breath of fresh air with her blend of grounded research and practical ideas.
Debbie Silver– educational speaker, author, humorist
Patti,
I loved your presentation today. Our staff needs to hear this!
Thanks,
Cody, High School Principal
Hi Patti,
We loved your presentation and would love to share it with our faculty.
Thanks for your passion,
Jarod, High School Principal
I really enjoyed and found your presentation today a good reminder about the needs of middle school students. Thank you for your presentation and your willingness to send me a copy.
Sincerely,
Kathy, Middle School Principal
Patti,
I appreciate your willingness to share the information you provided to us at the UASSP Conference yesterday. Your presentation was timely and inspiring. It will be an important part of my professional development training for our teachers in August.
Sincerely,
Steve, Middle School Principal
Hello,
Thank you for the wonderful session on Middle Services and the information on building productive relationships with our young adolescents.  I would enjoy an electronic copy of your presentation.
Oliver, Middle School Program Coordinator
Patti,
Great job in North Dakota on Monday.  I enjoyed your presentation.  Can I get a copy of your powerpoint?
Ned, High School Principal
Ms. Kinney;
I enjoyed your presentations in Bismarck, North Dakota at the NDASSP Mid-Winter Conference. Developing appropriate and positive relationships with the students and staff members is necessary and needed.
Thanks!
Kurt, High School Principal
Finding Strength in the Middle by Damien Mann
Many middle level schools have difficulty developing a rigorous academic curriculum while still meeting the unique needs of young adolescent learners, but Patti Kinney, principal of Talent Middle School, has created unique programs in her school that tap the strengths of young adolescents.
Principal Leadership article about Patti and Talent Middle School when she was selected as the 2003 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year.