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2009 - 2011 Teacher Consultants

Troy Kozak, GWP 2011 Liaison
kozakI believe that students need to have the room and the approval from teachers to create and academically play. We serve as guides to help them with their educational and writing goals. I feel like I do my best work when having a conversation with a student where we question a thought or a response, and try to understand something new through that process.
Email
Phone Number

tkozak@afftonschools.net

(314) 221-6565

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Affton High SchoolLanguage Arts Teacher 10th and 11th

Certification(s)

9 - 12 English

Course(s) Taught

English II and AP Language

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop, Argument Writing, Assessment, Portfolios, Narrative Writing, ELL, Building Writing Communities, Teaching With Mentor Texts

Caroline Hackmeyer, GWP 2010 Liaison
hackmeyerThe GWP community and philosophy helped me survive beyond the early years of teaching and empowered me to thrive as a classroom teacher. The Summer Institute transformed my approach to teaching writing and started my love affair with an open, creative writing workshop model that makes room for student-writers to explore themselves, their process, and their ideas.
Email
Phone Number

carolinehackmeyer@gmail.com  

(314) 440-0673

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

University City High School English Instructional Team Leader & Teacher (Sabbatical) 10th & 11th

Certification(s)

Secondary English

Course(s) Taught

AP English Language & Composition; Honors English II

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop, Portfolios, Narrative Writing, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Analytical Reading Levels (based on Hillocks' work)

Tracy Brosch, GWP Technology Liaison, Assistant Director - Advocacy and Outreach
broschTracy Brosch attended the GWP Summer Institute in 2010 and continues to believe in the value of teachers teaching teachers.  Tracy teaches all things tech related in an elementary setting and helps guide ELA teachers to plan curriculum and utilize best practice in her own school district and in UMSL's teacher preparation program.
Email
Phone Number

tracylmbrosch@gmail.com 

(314) 402-1844

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Sunrise R-IX, Teacher & Curriculum Director, K-8;

University of Missouri - St. Louis, Higher Education

Certification(s)

Library/Media Science, Middle & High School English Language Arts, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education

Course(s) Taught

Library, Computers, Agriculture Technology, Gifted, English, Elementary, Methods for ELA

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop/Notebooks, Assessment, Digital Writing, Portfolios, Poetry, Building Writing Communities, Teacher Inquiry, Teaching Language in Context, Publishing, NaNoWriMo

Jenni George, 2010 Teacher Consultant
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Email
Phone Number

jgeorge@fz.k12.mo.us 

(314) 732-2485

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Ft. Zumwalt South High School, Library Media Specialist

Certification(s)

English 9-12; Library media specialist certificate

Course(s) Taught

Information Literacy

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Argument Writing, Digital Writing

Dr. Dawn Finley
Email
Phone Number

finley.dawn@gmail.com

(314) 484-0677

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

St. John Vianney High School, 11 & 12 English

Certification(s)

English 9 - 12

Course(s) Taught

ACC(1818) English 3 and English 4

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop, Cross-Content Literacy, Argument Writing, Portfolios, Poetry, Narrative Writing, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching With Mentor Texts


Natasha D. Moore, GWP 2010 Teacher Consultant
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Email
Phone Number

nmoore@apostolicexperience.com

(314) 479 - 4888

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Southwestern Illinois College, Assistant Professor of English

Course(s) Taught

Rhetoric and Composition 1&2, American Lit, Multicultural Lit, Developmental ENG

Cathy Cartier, GWP 2010 Teacher Consultant, 2012 -2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year
cartierWriting is thinking. In the classroom, writing should not be used only to demonstrate learning of a subject, but should also be used to deepen students' understanding of any subject during the learning process. As a teacher, I am committed to help both students and other teachers see themselves as writers and use the writing process to share their thinking. I am proud to join with other GWP teacher consultants in promoting writing communities in our area. GWP is still instrumental in making me a better teacher through collaboration and inquiry into best writing practices.
Email
Phone Number

ccartier@afftonschools.net

(314) 497 - 5813

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Affton High School, Curriculum Chair & English Teacher

University of Missouri - St. Louis, Higher Education

Certification(s)

Secondary English, Teaching of Writing

Course(s) Taught

English II and Honors English II/Writing for Teachers

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop, Cross-Content Literacy, Argument Writing, Informational Writing, Poetry, Narrative Writing, Building Writing Communities, Teaching With Mentor Texts, Teacher Inquiry


Cathy O'Brien, GWP 2009 Liaison
O' BrienI began writing as soon as I learned to string together sentences, using a piece of notebook paper and a #2 pencil on the coffee table in the living room of my family's home. Stories are everywhere and the methods of sharing them are vast and varied. The Gateway Writing Project inspired me to encourage self-expression in my students, and now in the artists with whom I work, through all discovered (and maybe even some undiscovered) mediums in a world where independent thinking and ideas are important and necessary.
Email
Phone Number

clkobrien@gmail.com

(314) 283-2739

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Retired, Studio and Administrative Assistant at Artists First

Certification(s)

English/Journalism 7-12

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop, Argument Writing, Informational Writing, Poetry, Narrative Writing, Building Writing Communities

Julie Bode, 2009 Teacher Consultant
Email
Phone Number

juliembode@gmail.com

(314) 616 - 0255

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Parkway West High, Teacher, English 10th & 12th

Certification(s)

5th - 12th English                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Dan Bommarito, 2009 Teacher Consultant
bommaritoI am an assistant professor in the English Department at Bowling Green State University, where I teach in the doctoral program in Rhetoric and Writing. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in rhetoric and composition, I also research issues related to graduate-level writing, collaboration, language diversity in composition studies, and situated learning.
Email

dbommar@bgsu.edu

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Bowling Green State University, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing

Course(s) Taught

Grammar and Writing; Theories of Rhetoric; Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition; Writing Program Administration

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Argument Writing, Assessment, Portfolios, Informational Writing, Culturally Responsive Teaching, ELL, Building Writing Communities, Teacher Inquiry, Teaching Language in Context, Rhetoric; Graduate-Level Writing; Research Writing

Sarah Boyce (Howald), 2009 Teacher Consultant
boyceThe summer of 2009 greatly impacted my ability to teach narrative writing and build community for a workshop atmosphere. I learned a lot and gained a lot of new ideas as well as a community of people to learn from.
Email
Phone Number

sarahhhowald@gmail.com

(636) 328-2421

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Parkway South High, Teacher, English 1 & 2

Certification(s)

English 9-12 and Health/PE k-12

Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Narrative Writing, Teaching Language in Context