Meet Scott Ertl

  Over 5,000 parents, teachers & children have participated in one of Scott's Playshops or Parent-Child Retreats since 1997.
  Scott has trained over 2500 counselors, teachers, and other leaders to facilitate Playshops & Parent-Child Retreats throughout the U.S.


M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993.
  Certified National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), 2004.
School Counselor in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1997-2015.


Scott performed comedy magic & juggling for over 3,000 circus and school audiences for children of all ages!
Toured Russia, Denmark & Estonia as a Goodwill Ambassador, Scott performed with Patch Adams. Click here to see Scott's performance photos!


The Playshops Facilitator Guide details step-by-step directions to organize, promote, lead and offer follow-up materials for a Playshop. In small groups, participants play creative and cooperative exercises together while sharing feelings, thoughts, and life experiences to develop better relationships. Read foreword by Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

How to Facilitate a Parent-Child Retreat is designed to assist readers to lead fun and thoughtful one-on-one activities and discussion topics for parents and children to spend quality time together.

Conversation Starters is a compact booklet full of thought-provoking questions that transform idle time to quality time! [currently out of print]

Scott has published articles in many state and national magazines, including the National PTA magazine, "Our Children."