"Darren Sardelli's humorous poems will tickle your funny bone, pull your leg, and cause numerous belly laughs. He also gives high-energy, fun-loving presentations at schools, as I have witnessed."
Author of Dinothesaurus
"It was a pleasure to have a VIRTUAL VISIT from Darren Sardelli. He was able to connect with the children and parents through the virtual medium. The children both laughed and learned. Even though we were not able to meet in person, Darren made us feel he was in the room with us."
Shelter Island Public Library (Shelter Island, NY)
"Hi Darren. Thank you for sharing your knowledge & putting on a great show! Your energy & enthusiasm gave life to your poems and made it fun for the kids! Your messaging of working hard & never giving up, having fun with the process, valuing & keeping your ideas, & using just one of them to change lives makes a great impression for all!”
James H. Boyd Elementary School (Huntington, NY)
"Darren!!! I LOVE your poems. They are magical, imaginative and whimsical! I love the unexpected twists and poems that make people think. You look at things in such a different way. You especially make kids feel better about themselves and that it’s ok to be different. Your poems are like potato chips, you can’t be satisfied with just one. They are down to earth and yet intoxicating.”
Retired 3rd Grade Teacher
Hauppauge School District
"Darren's show is visually inspiring and captivating. We had him VIRTUALLY for my Elementary School. The staff, children and parents have been giving such positive feedback. His positive attitude and connection to the children were fantastic! Highly recommended!
Mandalay Elementary School (Wantagh, NY)
"Darren was very entertaining and engaged the crowd. He even won over our older students who were complaining at the beginning of the show. He did a great job!"
RICA (High School) Rockville, MD
"My district has been fortunate to work with Darren a number of times. He has presented at large assemblies and also run smaller classroom poetry workshops. His programs inspire and encourage students to tap into their creative sides and discover a new form of expression and appreciation for poetry."
Author and Producer
Former PTA Executive Vice President (Bellmore Public Schools)
"I never enjoyed poems until I met Darren, and he has completely changed that for me and if given the opportunity will do the same for you!"
Keith Mikel Collado, Esq.
"We have a challenging group of high school students and most seemed to be engaged. Darren was very professional, very entertaining, and flexible in adapting to our students and their questions. He has a lot of energy and his poems held their interest. We appreciate his message of never giving up and following your passion. His words resonated with some of our students and gave them inspiration to write.”
The Jen School (Des Plaines, IL)
"When it comes to writing skills, fast-paced poetry, and plain ol' humor, Darren Sardelli has it all. As a fellow writer, I can attest to the fact that Darren's got the chops. He's the buzz in the biz. A must-have on any school's list of entertainers and educators. The first time I heard Darren read one of his poems aloud, I was immediately enthralled. His storytelling and rhymes are spot on, not to mention hilarious!"
Lisa Buscemi Reiss
"Thanks so much for the assemblies yesterday. The kids had a great experience, thank you for making it so engaging and fun for them, even VIRTUALLY! My son was in Mrs. Cannon’s class and he loved it.
Hewitt Elementary School (Rockville Centre, NY)
"We recommend Darren to schools, libraries, camps, parties--anywhere children gather! Rare is it that kids have an opportunity to learn and to be entertained! Darren provides inspiration and a ton of laughs! A 5 star program and guaranteed success!"
Assistant Director for Community Services
Oceanside Library (Oceanside, NY)
"Hi Darren. You were great today! The students loved listening to your poems and stories. Thank you so much for making our students and staff smile! It is much needed these days. How amazing it was to have our full VIRTUAL and in person students be "together" again. Even though they were not in front of you, they were so engaged and enthusiastic. Thank you!"
Mrs. Robin Newberg
New Lane Memorial Elementary School (Selden, NY)