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Teacher Success Stories


We spent some time talking to our traveling teachers about their experiences planning for and going on tours. From educators who have been traveling with students to Washington, D.C. for over thirty years to band directors planning their first Disney World tour, these teachers share some of their top insights. Learn from them by finding a teacher success story that resonates with you!

Learning in the Land of Lincoln: One School's Springfield Tradition

As one of Brightspark's very first customers, Scott has led over forty student tours. The former social studies teacher has been retired for four years, but he continues to lead trips to the Illinois state capitol of Springfield. His groups usually have around 300 kids, yet over the years he's learned how to lead trips without flaws.

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Beyond the Typical Disney Experience: Director's National Performing Arts Festival

In addition to serving as the technical and assistant director of the high school's theatre department, Michael has worked in Walt Disney World as a stagehand. He recently brought his theatre troupe to the magical world of Disney for a chance to compete in the National Performing Arts Festival.

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A Significant Performance Experience: Theatre Director's Disney Trip

Kevin and his wife are the heavily involved in the performing arts industry, specifically with dance and musical theatre. His students regularly participate in regional competitions, but Kevin wanted to give them a purely educational performance opportunity. Which is why he planned his first student tour to Disney World.

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Student Travel Veteran Tells All: History Teacher's D.C. Trip

Tracie is an middle school history teacher who has been traveling with students to Washington, D.C. for nine years. This year she’s changing her itinerary by adding on a trip to New York City. As a student travel veteran with past experiences working with different travel providers, Tracie has some great insights.

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