I have supported the ISWP since the 1990s, when I began as founding director of the site. Since then, I have also worked with the National Writing Project to support network growth and activity. In addition to my affiliation with the NWP, I serve the National Council of Teachers of English as the Executive Secretary of IATE and editor of its affiliate journal, the Bulletin.
As a Co-Director, I coordinate the the ISWP Writing Centers Network, a consortium of teachers engaged in the design and launch of student-staffed writing centers. Currently, I teach language arts at El Paso-Gridley Junior High. In 2013, I launched our school’s Writin’ Titan Program, a student-led writing center. Over the past two years, writing coaches in the program have conducted over 800 peer tutoring sessions with junior high and grade school students. Based on these experiences, I assist other teachers to implement writing centers in their schools. Check out writintitans.weebly.com to learn more about the Writin’ Titan Program, to access my scholarship on writing centers, and to view writing center training and promotional materials. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Reiman, Co-Director
I teach Freshman English and Journalism at University High School. An important part of my duties in the laboratory school include mentoring pre-service teachers through a twelve-week observation and instructional experience. I’m currently in the process of completing my master’s degree in English Studies at Illinois State University, where I also received the Post-Bac Graduate Certificate in Writing. I became involved with the Illinois State Writing Project during the 2011 Summer Institute and saw the experience as one of the most effective models for professional development for teachers. I’m passionate about writing instruction and about engaging teachers in their own writing processes. I’ve presented at conferences of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Illinois Associate of Teachers of English, and the National Council for Social Studies.