Mrs.McVeigh's Manners, a division of Elise McVeigh's Life Camp was established in 2003, and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners takes a unique approach to teaching young children and university aged students manners. We teach it in a fun and effective way, where kids retain the information, using an original curriculum that is interactive and has fun characters. We also give seminars to parents on how to teach manners to their children.
Comments from Clients
"I was shocked when my children came home and said they could not wait to go back to manners camp the next day."
Mrs. McVeigh's Manners Team
The Mrs. McVeigh's Manners Team includes Elise McVeigh, Founder and CEO; Anne Ingwalson Gonzales, Vice-President of Branch Expansion; Jennifer Wright, Director of Mrs. McVeigh's Manners Camp, and Ceslyn Mathis, Instructor of Children's Classes; and Richard Means, Professor Maynard. To learn more about our team members click on the names below.
Elise McVeigh, Founder
Elise McVeigh’s background is multi-faceted. A mass communication major at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, she started her professional career as the managing editor of a Fort Worth newspaper, The Texas Times. She then worked as a copyeditor for Practitioners Publishing Company. While working, Elise found a passion for volunteer work, and went into the non-profit field as a fundraiser. McVeigh spent most of her non-profit career with the American Cancer Society, and then worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and left after having her first son. After son number three, McVeigh pursued her passion as a speaker, and found Elise McVeigh’s Life Camp. Elise has also returned to newspaper writing, as a weekly guest columnist for The Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, where thousands read her advice on manners and getting organized.
Jennifer Wright, Director of Mrs. McVeigh's Manners, and summer camp and after-school Instructor Jennifer Wright has taught for seven years at Marion Elementary, in the Allen IDS. Wright taught two years of Kindergarten, and she is currently on her fifth year of teaching second grade. Wright resides in the Dallas area.
Ceslyn Mathis, Children's Manners Class Instructor
Ceslyn Mathis is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, with a BS Degree in Elementary Education. She has taught second and third grade in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD for 18 years. Her extra-curricular organizations include the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Alumnae.
Corporate and Non-Profit Clients
Our corporate and non-profit clients have included Nordstrom, Gardere Wynne law firm, RAM Home Builders, D&B Development, The American Cancer Society, Center for Nonprofit Management, and leadership from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Cisco Systems.
Higher Education Clients
Our higher education clients have included Southern Methodist University; Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University and North Texas University; Texas Tech University Zeta Tau Alpha sorority; Delta Delta Delta sorority at Southern Methodist University; and Eastfield College.
Our preschool clients have included classes at or children from Meadowbrook School, Northway Christian Church Preschool, Bethel Lutheran Preschool, Oakhill Academy, The Kessler School, Church of the Incarnation Preschool, University Park Methodist Church, and St. Michaels Episcopal Church Mother’s Day Out.
These groups have included Preston Hollow Early Childhood PTA, Park Cities Baptist Church MOPS, Church of the Incarnation parenting class, University Park Preschool Association, Armstrong-Bradfield Preschool Association, Hyer Preschool Assoication, Hockaday parents’ group, Cistercian parents’ group, Bethel Lutheran parents' group, and the St. Rita’s Mother/Daughter group.
Clubs and Organizations These groups have included the Turtle Creek National Charity League, Park Cities National Charity League, and the Highland Park Young Men's Service League.
Elementary School Associations
Episcopal School of Dallas summer camp, and Armstrong Elementary in-class demonstrations.
Girl Scout Troops
Girl Scout Troops from Centennial Plano Elementary, Armstrong Elementary, Episcopal School of Dallas, Hyer Elementary, University Park Elementary, and Parish Day Episcopal School.