Nika was professional and cooperative in every way. Her humor was subtle, yet effective. She is just so passionate about her outlook on life and in educating students. She spoke from the heart and definitely connected with our staff.
Steve Pelzer, Superintendent - CAM Community School District
Nika Maples is incredible. She speaks from her heart, her words touch people of all ages, and she leaves a lasting impression in your mind. We are still talking about her!
Lu Stephens, PhD Program Advisor - Educational Leadership, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
WOW ... There is no other way to put it. Nika had the entire audience in the palm of her hand. There was some laughter. There were tears. There were only fives on the evaluations. Nika Maples a true inspiration for all!
Knel Gandy - Caddo Mills ISD
Nika Maples' story makes clear the need for careful and caring mentoring for new teachers. She is an outstanding speaker and kept our audience engrossed the full time. Months later, I am still hearing how motivating her speech was for our mentors.
Sylvia Hunt, Ph.D. - New Teacher Mentoring and Development, Dallas ISD, Dallas, Texas
Within a matter of minutes Nika had captured the hearts of our sales force and had them clinging to every word. She has a beautiful way of showing a transparent passion that is so contagious. Nika's passion for life just exudes from every word she speaks.
Greg Beam - Ram Products
Nika Maples' story of overcoming her own physical challenges and her desire to help others touched the instructional staff across all grade levels. Her message moved the audience but was always a clear testimony to teaching being the profession of heroes.
Thomas Randle, EdD, Superintendent - Lamar Consolidated ISD, Houston, Texas