Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project hosts summer institute for teachers at Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (June 6‚ 2007) — Ten K−12 and university teachers have been selected to…

Georgia (Jun 7, 2007) — Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project hosts summer institute for teachers at Kennesaw State University

Stacey Moore


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (June 6‚ 2007) — Ten K−12 and university teachers have been selected to participate as summer fellows in the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) Summer Institute‚ an annual institute for competitively chosen educators. Participants will be on Kennesaw State University’s campus June 5−28. KMWP has sponsored the event since 1994 for 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 — suburban‚ rural and urban — from schools that serve an array of socioeconomic and ethnic populations. The primary purpose of the institute is to prepare talented educators to serve as teacher consultants who are able to lead professional development initiatives in their home schools and districts.

The following is a list of the 2007 KMWP fellows and their school/university affiliation:

Teacher − School Affiliation

Anne Alexander − Westminster School
Dave Allen − Roswell High School
Amy Blanchard − E.T. Booth Middle School
Fiona Brantley − Kennesaw State University
Cindy Crews − Bascomb Elementary
Jennifer Grazer − Hiram Middle School
Toni Michael − Cherokee High School
Jeannie Parker−Beard − Kennesaw State University
Jason Pritchett − Hiram High School
Krista Talley − Kennesaw State University

The National Writing Project is the premier effort to improve writing in America‚ serving more than 141‚000 educators yearly. The project builds the leadership‚ programs and research needed for teachers to help their students become successful writers and learners. The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project was implemented in 1994 at Kennesaw State University to serve teachers and students of Cobb County and surrounding areas.

For more information‚ please contact Dawn Latta Kirby‚ director of the KMWP at 678−797−2243 or Mary Lou Odom‚ KSU faculty director for the KMWP Summer Institute. Visit the KMWP Web site at or the National Writing Project’s site at


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit