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Our Mission

Storytelling Arts imparts stories and storytelling to help students connect learning with life skills.

Our Vision

Our vision is to transform the educational environment and empower students, teachers and parents to reach their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their community.

Our History

Storytelling Arts, Inc. was founded in 1996 to bring professional storytellers together who are dedicated to bringing stories and the power of storytelling to classrooms, educators, and community organizations. Since our inception, we have had the privilege to work with over 28,500 participants all across NJ and we are proud to have had a positive impact on educators, students, parents and communities.

Meet Our Board

Board of Trustees

Edna Friman, President

Retired Educator

Community Volunteer


Michael G. Lettiere, CPA, MAcc

Tax Supervisor,

Lear & Pannepacker, LLP


Theodore K. Cheng, Secretary

Arbitrator / Mediator

ADR Office of Theo Cheng, LLC


Frank Gohl

Plant Manager

MW Industries

Soni Pahade, MS, Gerontology
Aging Life Care Professional

Aging Advisors


Board Advisors


Jeffrey N. Stoller

Assistant Commissioner

Office of Labor Planning and Analysis

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development