Sam Drazin

Speaking

As an educator, and someone with a disability, Sam is uniquely qualified to speak to the issues surrounding empathy, differences, inclusion, kindness, and being open to and accepting of diversity.

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About Sam Drazin

“Storytelling is a powerful way to encourage students to become agents of change in their communities.”

Sam Drazin is a certified elementary educator and former elementary school teacher. Sam’s experiences, both as a student with a disability and as a teacher working in an inclusive classroom, helped him recognize the importance of improving awareness of and understanding about disabilities and diversity. Read More

Learn

How We Are Different

Learn about how we each have visible and invisible differences. What makes us unique individuals and the power we have to transform our communities to be kinder and more inclusive.

Connect

With All People

In exploring our differences we realize that we have many similarities. Through the power of human connections we can consider ways that our similarities can support kinder communication and collaboration.

Inspire

Be a Role Model

Inspire others to become agents of change. Helping to make all of our communities more empathetic and inclusive to all people.

People Say 

"I loved everything about the presentation. I think that your management style is perfect for this work! You have an amazing story to tell and your tone is always one of respect for your audience. You tap into their thinking and you give them time to talk, kids need to process what they are hearing."

"A fantastic presentation! I love how it raises awareness levels for all of us!"

"Really enjoyable presentation -- interactive and thought provoking."

"I think that the presentation was well delivered and engaged the audience in a very positive way."

"Sam did a great job elaborating the complexities of a child's and family's experience with differences."

Sentinel & Enterprise

Today’s lesson? Different is OK

LEOMINSTER — Fourth-grader Richie Barnaby pressed one end of Sam Drazin’s hearing aid to his forehead Tuesday morning.

“Good morning Richie,” said two Johnny Appleseed Elementary School fourth-grade classes in unison.

Afterward Drazin asked what he noticed.
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