Mike Cruz, or “Spikey Mikey” as the kids know him, has been involved in magic for many years. He has a love for magic and a passion for teaching and motivating kids. He now uses his love for magic as a vehicle to teach children important life lessons throughout schools and libraries in South Central Texas.
He has experience working in the reading department helping students to read and to love learning at the San Antonio School District at the elementary level and has studied and learned what gets kids motivated and excited. He uses this knowledge to create dynamic programs of lessons, comedy, and magic.
Mike has a Bachelors Degree in Music with a marketing/business emphasis from the University of Texas and has taught guitar, piano and bass guitar lessons to the young and old. He has also worked as a network/computer consultant for small and medium sized businesses.
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- 5Frank Garcia — PrincipalL.C. Smith ElementaryRaised:$17,703.50
- 5Tracie Pohlmeyer — Assistant Principal
The magic show was a great motivational tool for our students. Our students talked for weeks about the magic show! The magician really knew how to connect with our students. I especially liked how he emphasized the various character traits like trustworthiness and respect using magic. I know that our students would love to have him back again next year!Tenie Holmes ElementaryRaised:$13,672.00
- 5Sylvia Vasquez — Reading InstructorNoonan ElementaryRaised:$26,618.00
- 5Elena Rodriguez — ChairpersonJohn F. Kennedy ElementaryRaised:$28,091.00
- 5Ms. Judith Rosas — PTO PresidentDon Jose Gallego Elementary
- 5Eleticia Nava — Principal
Our students enjoyed the magic show and were engaged throughout the presentation. The magician was very entertaining and the message of 'Reading' was definitely communicated to our students.
The ‘magic show incentive' motivated our students to sell more items! I strongly recommend it as a successful fundraiser!Whitney ElementaryRaised:$13,355.00
- 5Kim Davis — PTA President
I believe the magic show has been the best prize program we have ever offered our students! We liked it so much we actually booked Cody for 5 additional educational magic shows!
I definitely would recommend the package to everyone I know. I believe we exceeded our fundraising goals because of the show. The shows are not only educational but highly entertaining as well!Webb ElementaryRaised:$43,603.00
- Adan Ramirez — Assistant Principal5Pearson ElementaryRaised:$10,350.00
- Maureen Stevens — PTA Fundraiser Chairman5Welder ElementaryRaised:$21,480.50
- 5Mary Jo Torres — PTA Secretary
Our students loved the Character Counts Magic Show! The show was extremely entertaining while providing important educational concepts that were tremendously useful to the students.
The students learned the importance of being responsible through magic. The Big Event Magic Show was excellent and I recommend it highly!Fannin ElementaryRaised:$14,396.00