Steve Somers is the founder of Amazing Teacher, a company that produces educational presentations designed to train, motivate and inspire young and old alike.

His appearances have taken him throughout the United States actively engaging students, teachers and parents with powerful programs and life-changing principles.Using tricks, illusions, drama, puppetry, stories, and music Steve makes learning fun wherever he goes!

But Steve is more than a veteran educator. He is an engaging entertainer; a motivating speaker, a talented puppeteer and the author of several books for children.

Steve Somers is an amazing teacher who will dramatically captivate the imagination of any audience.

Who Is Amazing Teacher

At Amazing Teacher, our mission is to motivate students of all ages to read!  We believe reading stimulates creative thinking, develops a powerful imagination and is the impetus for “real world” problem solving.
Learning should be fun.  Real education should engage the mind, excite the heart, and expand the possibilities of life.  
100GuaranteeWe guarantee that our programs are engaging, entertaining and maintain the highest standards of educational significance. Each show has been developed to inspire students to succeed. If you are not satisfied for any reason, then you do not pay. That is our word and promise.

Top Three Things Said About Our Shows

Amazing! 100
Wow! 96
Incredible! 92

Steve’s Programs are Great!

The students have enjoyed each program that Steve has presented, and this is the third year he has been at my school. They always talk about “the Magician” Steve’s programs are great, and the children will love them.

Earlene Lester
Coeburn Primary - Coeburn, VA

Summer 2019 Space Trek Program

We have enjoyed Steve Somers’ programs for several years and always find him to be organized, helpful, professional and very entertaining for children and parents. He is always on time and not only offers a fantastic and educational program but helps promote with great posters and bookmarks–and he donates a children’s book! We look forward to his visiting The Archdale Public Library in the future.

CAROL A MOTTA
Archdale Public Library
ASHEBORO

Fun filled day!

The students and staff at Morgan Elementary are still talking about Mr. Somers and all the magic tricks! The Celebrate Reading show was a perfect choice as we start our Bikes for Books program to encourage reading. Steve’s program is organized, entertaining, and requires very little prep time for the school. He brings everything! What a fun filled day!

Lisa England
Morgan Elementary
CLEMMONS

Best Assembly

This really is the best assembly we have ever had! I recommend it!

Lori Mercer, Principal
Belmont Station Elementary Ashburn, VA

Emphasizes the Power of Reading!

Steve Somers knows how to captivate the students and the teachers while emphasizing the power of reading. . . Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon.

Amanda Chase
Cople Elementary, Hague, VA

I Highly Recommend Him!

Steve Somers is an extremely qualified entertainer who knows how to get across important messages to children in ways they enjoy and remember. His extensive background in education makes him an ideal performer for school programs, and I highly recommend him.

Samuel Patrick Smith
Editor, The Funny Paper (magazine) - Tavares, FL

The show was really funny!

It was really funny when Mr. Somers was searching for the map. I learned that knowledge is a treasure for everyone.

Tre
4th Grade

Enthusiasm, Magic and Professionalism!

Steve Somers gave a wonderful performance at the library this week! We enjoyed his enthusiasm, magic, and professionalism. The kids really liked petting the rabbit at the end.

Rebecca Bennett
Grayson County Public Library
Independence, Virginia

We were truly amazed!

Steve gives great assemblies that promote reading using magic tricks. I was impressed with his knowledge of our SOLs, his management of the students, and his reasonable price.

Susan Pollard
Ottobine Elementary

Mesmerizing!

Mr. Somers performed two captivating shows for our students and parents. His shows stress the importance of reading while entertaining the students with magic. We can not wait to have Mr. Somers back in 2020!

Emily Murray
Herman L Horn
Roanoke, Virginia

Engaging and Entertaining!

The faculty and staff loved the program and have expressed interest in having Steve come back to E. Wilson Morrison. the program was engaging and entertaining and that the students and faculty loved the program.

Jennifer Cooper
E. Wilson Morrison - Front Royal, VA

Students loved it!

The Salute to Seuss show entertained students and staff. Students were amazed by the magic and staff loved the humor. I already plan to bring back Steve and encourage others to see his show as well!

Sharon Ellmore
Grandin Court Elementary School
Roanoke, VA 24015

Very engaging and a fun show for all ages

The Amazing Teacher is highly recommended by me as a wonderful performer to bring into your school, center or library. Steve is very engaging and keeps the kids involved throughout the show. Kids and parents loved the performance and had many nice comments afterwards.

Rachel Enrich
Portsmouth Public Library
Portsmouth, VA

Awesome!

This is the best program we’ve had at our school. Awesome – Thanks so much!

Gina Crippen
Rocky River Elementary, Mooresville, NC

Steve Somers, The Amazing Teacher Never Disappoints!!

Steve is a returning favorite to our Community Reading Festival each year. He is engaging and entertaining for children and parents. He is the kind of entertainment needed for the over 1200 participants we have each year! His show is always a positive feedback comment we have on our evaluation cards. He is truly AMAZING!!

Valerie Pyrtle
Parent Resource Center Reidsvlle, NC
Stoneville

Steve Somers Amazes again!

Steve Somers Amazes students and teachers again! Once again Steve provided a show that was entertaining and amazing to all who watched! K through 5th grade and the staff were enthralled! His magic tricks wove seamlessly into a performance that focused on books and curriculum infused with character! They are already asking me when he will be back! I’ve had him 5 years in a row and every year is different and great!

Colleen Yarnell
Union Cross
Kernersville

Great show!

The students and teachers once again enjoyed a great show on Friday! Build It! Thanks, Steve, for making reading exciting for the kids!

Annette Ferguson
Cluster Springs Elementarty
Alton, VA

We Loved the Program!

The teachers and students loved the program!

Ashley Morgan
Johnson Street Global Studies, High Point, NC

Great Summer Reading Program

We were so impressed with Steve’s program at our library. The children were very attentive and truly enjoyed the program.

Debbie Brewer
Alleghany County Library
Sparta, NC

An Absolute Professional

We were very happy to invite Steve Somers back to our library this summer. From my initial booking request to the clean-up after the show, Steve was an absolute professional. When you book an Amazing Teacher program you are getting his years of experience as an educator which truly shines through. My library patrons could not stop raving about the show and asking for him to come back next year. Thank you for the amazing program!

Erica Hepner
Shenandoah County Library System
Edinburg

Absolutely Amazing!

The Salute to Seuss show was absolutely amazing! The students and teachers were so engaged. We will definitely use Steve again next year!

Christie Bolton
Anderson Creek Primary School
Bunnlevel

Build It!

This is probably my fifth time seeing your performance. You always do a wonderful job. The students are engaged and have so much fun!

Allison Engel
Centerville ES
Virginia Beach, VA

He was magical!

He was magical. I learned that when you don’t know something you should go get a book.

Madelyn
2nd Grade

Very Engaging

Students were very engaged during the show.

Catie Johns
Brier Creek Elementary
Denton

Great Show!

Steve does a fabulous job relating to young children with important character building messages through exciting magic and wonderful books! He has a way with talking the the students so they can understand his wonderful messages!

Candi Adcock
Lacrosse Elementary
Lacrosse Virginia

Engaging and Entertaining

I was a little worried that the program might not appeal to my middle school students, but WOW! Even my 8th graders were on the edge of their seats straining to see what was happening. We held a morning program, but all of our students were still talking about it through the afternoon. Multiple students came to see me in the library afterward to check out books on magic. Steve was extremely easy and professional to work with and very prompt in all of his communications with me. What a memorable way to celebrate our school’s reading accomplishment!

KIMBERLY S MCCALLISTER
Liberty Middle School
Ashland, VA

Edge of Seat

What an amazing program to kick off Read Across America week! It was fun to see the students on the edge of their seats awaiting what might come next!

Stephanie James
Spiller Elementary School
Wytheville, VA

He was very entertaining!

Mr. Somers was funny and very entertaining when he couldn’t find Hopper the rabbit.

Margaux
4th Grade

Audience loves Hopper!

A great show that entertains the whole family.

Anita Adams
Madison Heights Elementary
Madison Heights, VA

Amazing!

I thought is was amazing when the bunny rabbit appeared in the treasure chest.

Luke
3rd Grade

Good Clean Entertainment

We were able to book Steve on short notice and our group really enjoyed the fun. Steve didn’t know that I had invited our Child Development Center Children in as well, so he quickly switched gears (his program) to appeal to the children. The Seniors enjoyed watching the children’s participation and ALL enjoyed petting the rabbit!

Diane M. Poole, Director of Senior Adult Ministry
St. John's Lutheran Church
Salisbury, NC

Always Highlights Books and Reading!

One of my favorite aspects of Steve Somers’ shows is that he always, always stresses the importance of reading and imagination. He does great mini-booktalks in every show, highlighting books that are relevant to his topic and of interest to kids. People ask for books after his performances thanks to him giving attention to books and reading. He is reliable, professional, always on time and so easy to work with. His magic and message are great for all ages and he has a wonderful selection of shows to offer. Steve works to create new shows for each summer’s reading program theme, too, so you can book him in advance knowing you will have a terrific show for your library. Thank you, Steve Somers! You are an amazing teacher!

Carole Dennis
Iredell County Public Library
Statesville

Awesome Job!

The students LOVED the show! Great magic tricks! Even the teachers were amazed! Will definitely be inviting him back again next year!!!!

Sue Polumbo
Overhills Elementary
Spring Lake, NC

I learned to be responsible!

Mr. Somers was amazing! During the show I learned to be responsible and that the American flag stands for citizenship.

Jack
5th Grade

Entertaining and Educational

The Amazing Teacher did a wonderful job during four assemblies at our school. I was particularly impressed with his behavior management which fit right in line with our schools PBIS initiative. In addition, the Amazing Teacher differentiated his shows, accounting for the developmental differences between the ages/grade levels. Thank you, Amazing Teacher!

Christie Long
Armel Elementary School
Winchester, VA

Fantastic show!

Steve gave a wonderful performance!! The students and staff enjoyed it immensely. The children have been checking out magic books ever since. A veteran teacher who will be retiring this year told me that in all of her years of teaching this was the best assembly she had ever been too! Another teacher commented what a wonderful job Steve did dismissing the children…they were so quiet and calm! Overall, it was a fantastic show!

Ellen Harmon
Hurt Park Elementary School
Roanoke

Engaging educational show

The students, parents, and teachers loved this show. He kept everyone actively engaged with his wonderful magic and sense of humor, but managed to teach reading skills at the same time. I would hightly recommend this to any school.

LeAnn James
Amelon Elementary School
Madison Heights, VA

Enthralling!

Enthralling is the best word to describe Steve’s program. Steve is a natural storyteller and relates well with the children. They love his magic tricks and his “corny” jokes. The adults laughed as hard as the kids did and also appreciated the strong message about the value of books and reading. Steve is living his dream and enjoying every minute of it!

Teresa Calhoun
Stewartsville Elementary - Goodview, VA

I Laughed A Lot!

I laughed a lot. I also learned some pretty cool facts. But most of all, I became interested in magic.

Jay
4th Grade

Mission Accomplished! He was Great!

I got a lot of feedback from teachers saying they loved the program. I also had students coming to the library asking for the books featured. This is an e-mail a first grade teacher send me: “I just wanted you to know how much I loved the assembly yesterday! The kids couldn’t stop talking about it and were actually telling each other about the different things they wanted to look up when we have library next. Mission accomplished! He was great!”

Sherry Lord
Claremont Immersion School - Arlington, VA

Entertaining and Educational

Our school recently enjoyed another performance by the Amazing Teacher, Steve Somers. His “Arctic Express” program entertains and educates students about Christmas traditions around the world. He uses literary selections to introduce each cultural celebration, along with magic tricks and other fun activities. The best part is when he makes it “snow” at the end of the show! Teachers ask for him to come back again and again, and students of all ages enjoy his shows.

Lisa Denning
North Harnett Primary School
Angier, North Carolina

Wow!

Mr. Somers was AMAZING! His Standing Tall show is packed with inspiration on making good choices and being a hero. For 50 minutes, nearly 600 students sat quietly and intently. He brings the books to life through his magic. I highly recommend getting The Amazing Teacher to your school!

Alicia Warf
Galax Elementary School
Galax, VA

Wonderful Performance

The Amazing Teacher show is highly engaging. Children and Adults alike laugh throughout the performance. It has a great message encouraging our students to read. We always enjoy when the Amazing Teacher comes to school.

Joy Kurko
Amelon Elementary
Madison Hts. VA

Always a great performance!

Steve Somers always gives a professional and entertaining show, no matter what the theme is. He is one of the only performers I know who consistently showcases specific books in his programs. He is always mindful of libraries’ literacy goals and he focuses on the importance of reading and the joy of reading in every single show. We had Jingle Bell Magic in December 2019 and the children were absolutely delighted. The laughter and applause were proof that everyone enjoyed the show. Children and adults lined up to pet Snowball the bunny and expressed their appreciation for a terrific show. Thanks, Steve, for book talking and providing quality educational entertainment!

Carole Dennis
Iredell County Public Library
Statesville, NC

Great Show!

Great Show! It was engaging for students and parents! Kids love the magic and are learning while having fun!

Angie Griffin
Forest Park Elementary, Kannapolis, NC

Guaranteed to Reach Even the Youngest Audience.

Steve Somers always presents an entertaining program guaranteed to reach even the youngest audience. Our students are still chanting “Read to Achieve” as their motto.

Susan Moorefield
Thomasville Primary, Thomasville, NC

Great Show!

This is a fantastic show. It is very entertaining and presents a great message!!

Jamie Gordon
Brier Creek Elementary
Thomasville NC

I Was Speechless!

When Mr. Somers pulled the table cloth off the table and nothing moved, I was speechless!

Kayla
5th Grade

Great Experience!

Steve performed his Arctic Express and Jingle Bell Magic shows at our library branches, and our kids loved it! These high-energy shows got the whole audience into the holiday spirit with exciting magic tricks that had even the adults stumped! The action, humor and music kept even the youngest children engaged, and they all lined up eagerly afterwards to pet Snowball the rabbit. I had multiple families come up to tell me how much they enjoyed the performance. Having Steve at our library was a great experience!

Hope Loman
Rowan Public Library
Salisbury, NC

This show is TRULY amazing!

Mr. Somers never fails to mesmerize our students! We get so excited every time he visits our school! He IS truly amazing!

Michelle Slate
Brier Creek Elementary School
Thomasville, NC

Students and Staff Loved Steve’s Edutainment!

“The students and staff loved Steve’s edutainment so much they want him back next year for a different program.”

Sue Clifton
Southeastern Elementary
Chesapeake, VA

His Programs Are Fresh and Imaginative!

Steve Somers is a professional. His programs are educational and entertaining. He can handle any crowd and all ages. His programs are fresh and imaginative, never a repetition of others. He keeps audiences involved from start to finish! Our very favorite performer of all!

Cindy Henderson
Ahoskie Public Library - Ahoskie, NC

Children Will Be Amazed!

Steve Somers does an excellent job of captivating his audience with magic and all the while reinforcing how magical reading a book can be. Children will be amazed and delighted by his use of book characters and real life experiences of how a book can open a door to help you achieve your goals and dreams in life.

Carol Anne Copley
Shadybrook Elementary - High Point, NC

Amazing time for students and staff

Steve is a delight to work with and the show is phenomenal. The students and staff laughed and learned throughout the entire performance. We will welcome Steve back again and again!

Tracey Carlson
Anderson Creek Primary School
Bunnlevel, NC

Everyone Asked When Steve Was Coming Back!

Steve provides a quality, SOL linked program that stresses the importance of books and reading. Steve is an incredible magician! The students and the teachers were amazed. I have never had everyone thank me for booking a program as they did with this one. Everyone asked when he was coming back!

Julie Tanner
Stump Elementary, Stuarts Draft, VA

He is our favorite assembly

Steve is so edutaining! Everyone enjoys his shows. He is our favorite assembly and worth every cent!

Sue Eichele
Southeastern Elementary
Chesapeake, VA

Great program!!

We truly enjoyed Steve’s program. He had magic which I personally had not seen before. All the children had a great time, as well as the adults.

Debbie Brewer
Alleghany County Library
Sparta, NC

Absolutely Awesome!

Steve is everything we had hoped for and more. He captivated kids and adults alike with a very heart-warming performance culminating the virtues of courage, patience, and kindness that our UPWARD players and cheerleaders learned throughout their season. Our Pastor, Children’s Minister, parents, and myself were thoroughly impressed with the magic and storytelling that took place. WE WILL DEFINITELY have Steve and his wife back!

Tommy Starnes
First Baptist Church Greensboro
Greensboro,NC

Magical, Funny, Amazing and Talented!

His show made me feel like I want to go on stage with him. He was magical, funny, amazing and talented!

Tylivia
2nd Grade

GREAT SHOW!

The students are still talking about Celebrate Seuss! Everyone enjoyed the show – from preschoolers to 5th graders! Thanks for the great learning opportunity!

Annette Ferguson
Cluster Sprinigs Elementary School
Alton, VA

It was AMAZING!

Please invite him to present for your Event!

Delisa T. Williams
Lee County Public Library
Sanford, NC 27330

I laughed so hard!

I laughed so hard!  The children were engaged!  The show was awesome!  Book Steve to come to your school!

Denise Winboy
Varina Elementary
Henrico, VA