Ms. Toody Byrd

Speaking/Consultation Areas: Motivational, working with difficult students, insights for administrators

Presentation Style: Humorous stories from her formerteaching career in Texas

Toody Byrd-teacher, counselor, author, speaker-has spent her career helpingpeople meet the challenges of education, even "in times like these."A natural communicator, she moves across the educational spectrum reachingstudents, parent, teachers, administrators, counselors, and the whole communitywith humor and home-grown Texas wisdom.

She did her undergraduate work at North Texas University, Del Mar Collegeand Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi, and her graduate workat the University of Texas in Austin, and subsequently taught for many yearsin schools districts in rural Texas. Never one to shy away from any topic,she brings a rich, lifelong set of interesting experiences to any issueat hand, and she will move your audience to want to investigate and learn.

Toody's genuine love for people (especially young people) coupled withher extensive educational experiences, which reach from a teacher of allsubjects in the seventh and eighth grades in a three-teacher country schoolto serving as the director of guidance and student services in a large suburbanschool district, have made her a sought-after speaker in more than thirty-fivestates.

Her most recent presentations include: