Fursey is a lifelong educator who brings passion to every speech or presentation.
His education includes a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from the University of Texas in Austin and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar State University.
Fursey’s journey has taken him on multicultural trips around the world including a 3-year stay in Shanghai where he taught Shakespeare to students from around the world. He has worked extensively with students of all ages ranging from kindergarten to university creating workshops and presentations that capture the imagination of all participants. His experience teaching speech and theatre for over 25 years gives him incredible insight into weaving curriculum, story, and inspiring messages into entertaining presentations dotted with humor and passion.
Fursey has called Texas home for almost 40 years. He speaks at his parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and enjoys bringing scripture to life. He has taught Sunday school and conducted training for church volunteers.
Of particular interest to Fursey is the field of Positive Psychology, including the Clifton StrengthsFinder. He has trained hundreds of teachers and thousands of students on how to leverage their talents to go from good to great!
He has participated in Toastmasters Speech Contests and won at many levels in several different categories. He is currently competing at the World Championship of Public Speaking.
- Leveraging Your Talents
- Getting Involved in Your Community Schools
- Student Leaders Are Our Greatest Resource
- Student Leadership
- Empowering All Stakeholders in Our Educational System
- Shakespeare For All
- From Page to Stage
- Creative Dramatics for Young Children
- Getting the Most Out of Your Vocal Power
- Learning to Love the Spotlight