Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Hosts Summer Institute for Teachers

Thirteen K−12 and university teachers have been selected to participate in the Kennesaw…

Georgia (May 9, 2006) — Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Hosts Summer Institute for Teachers

Karen Kennedy


For Immediate Release

CONTACTS: Sarah Robbins‚ Director‚ Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) 770−423−6127‚ and Beth Daniell‚ KSU Faculty Director‚ Summer Institute‚ 770−423−6935

Thirteen K−12 and university teachers have been selected to participate in the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) Summer Institute to be held June 5−28 at Kennesaw State University.

Since 1994‚ the KMWP has sponsored an annual institute for competitively selected educators who would like to become “teachers of teachers” through the National Writing Project’s ongoing professional 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. They see writing as central to learning in all subject area(s)‚ and they are eager to become leaders in education.

A list of the 2006 fellows and their school/university affiliations is attached below.


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

2006 Summer Institute Fellows

Teacher/School Affiliation

Staci Bernard−Roth
Parkview High School

Sonya Breaux
Fulton Schools

Gael Goin
Lilburn Elementary

Nena Greene
Pope High School

Barbara Lees
Mountain Road Elem.

Jennifer Martinez
Forsyth Central H. S.

Sally Moreland
Tritt Elementary

Jerry Mwagbe
Kennesaw State Univ

Gabriel Pline
Hiram High School

Judith Robinson
Atlanta Public Schools

Christine Selema
Harmony Leland Elem

Rebecca Spears
Carmel Elementary

Mary Stillerman
Smitha Middle School


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