Booking Information:

  • Jan Dolan, Booking Agent - Folktale Productions
  • E-mail:
  • Phone:314-968-2606
  • FAX:314-968-4438

Staff Development Workshops & Residencies  

Storytelling is a power tool for educators.

Sherry Norfolk offers a wide variety of highly successful staff development opportunities for educators in schools,  libraries,  and our nation's parks.  Her staff development experience includes such clients as:

  • Lesley University, Adjunct Professor
  • DeKalb County GA Public Schools
  • Gwinnett County GA Public Schools
  • Mercer University, Atlanta, Adjunct Professor
  • Florida Atlantic University, Adjunct Professor
  • Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
  • Virginia State Library
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Arizona State Library
  • North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
  • SOLINET, Inc.

Catalog of Staff Development Programs for:

Teachers and Librarians

Just for Librarians

Sherry offers a wide variety of staff development opportunities to improve library service to children. During her 17 years of experience in public libraries, both as a children's librarian and Youth Services Coordinator, Sherry received awards from the Urban Libraries Council, the National Association of Counties, the American Library Association, and the Florida Library Association for developing and implementing innovative and creative library services. She is recognized as an enthusiastic, inspiring workshop leader, providing training for the:

  • Utah State Library
  • Southeast Library Network (SOLINET)
  • The Northeast Florida Library Network (NEFLIN)
  • Anchorage Municipal Libraries
  • Arizona State Library
  • Hawaii State Libraries
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System
  • Virginia State Library

and public libraries all over Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Arizona !

Park Interpreters

Sherry Norfolk's Interpreting Our Heritage program builds on the philosophies and teachings of Freeman Tilden. " The story's the thing, " he said in his landmark book, Interpreting Our Heritage. He goes on to recommend that an Interpreter " tell a story rather than recite an inventory " in order to " provide a much higher service than the teaching of facts. " Interpreting Our Heritage gives interpreters the tools to provide that higher service.

Sherry also offers workshops and residencies for students and parents.