Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project hosts summer institute for teachers

Thirteen K−12 teachers have been selected to participate in the Kennesaw Mountain Writing…

Georgia (May 13, 2003) — Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project hosts summer institute for teachers

Stacie Janecki


Thirteen K−12 teachers have been selected to participate in the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute to be held June 4−27 at Kennesaw State University.

Since 1994‚ the KMWP has sponsored this annual institute for competitively selected educators who would like to become "teachers of teachers" through this ongoing staff development program. The summer fellows come from every subject area and grade level; from suburban‚ rural and urban settings; and from schools serving an array of socioeconomic and ethnic populations. The main purpose of the institute is to prepare talented educators to serve as teacher consultants‚ able to lead professional development initiatives in their home schools and districts. KMWP fellows are interested in becoming better writers themselves‚ see writing as central to learning in the subject area(s) they teach and are eager to become leaders in education.

A list of the 2003 fellows and their schools follows.


The KMWP is a National Writing Project site. For more information visit the KMWP Web site at

2003 KMWP Summer Institute Fellows

Jennifer Bozart‚ Rocky Mountain Elementary‚ Marietta

Carol Bradley‚ Powers Ferry Elementary‚ Marietta

John Bradford‚ Teasley Middle School‚ Canton

Amy Byram‚ Harmony Leland Elementary‚ Mableton

Regina Clark‚ Kennesaw State University‚ Kennesaw

Merrill Davies‚ Armuchee High School‚ Rome

Katie Fesuk‚ Dickerson Middle School‚ Marietta

Lisa Jordan‚ North Cobb High School‚ Kennesaw

Rebecca Kelly‚ Lindley Middle School‚ Mableton

Gwen McDonald‚ Trickum Middle School‚ Lilburn

Deborah Morris‚ Keheley Elementary School‚ Marietta

Janice Ramsey‚ E. T. Booth Middle School‚ Woodstock

Erma Watson‚ Bryant Elementary School‚ Mableton


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit