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2012 - 2014 Teacher Consultants

Bethany Kjellesvik, GWP 2014 Liaison
kjellesvikWhile my thinking primarily follows a linear, concrete pattern, every encounter with the GWP reminds me that genuine, quality writing cannot be relegated to a formula; rather, it presents an experience in which students need guidance and freedom to explore possibilities and encouragement to develop their own perspectives and voice. Writing is a powerful medium through which students can wrestle with big ideas, grow their critical thinking, and shape their understanding of the world. The GWP continues to shape my understanding of who I am as a writer and how I can grow my students into confident writers as well.
Email

bethanykj@outlook.com

 

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Northwest High School, 9th & 10th English Teacher 

Certification(s)

English 9-12,  Language Arts 5-9,  English for Speakers of Other Languages K-12

Course(s) Taught

 Reading Strategies & English II

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

Cross-Content Literacy, Argument Writing, Assessment, Informational Writing, ELL, Teaching With Mentor Texts, Teacher Inquiry, Teaching Language in Context, Questioning Strategies

Megan Eisenhout, 2014 Teacher Consultant
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Email
Phone Number

Salmimegan@yahoo.com

 (636) 485 - 7886

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Rockwood, Lafayette High School, 9th & 12th ELA Teacher

Certification(s)

5th - 12th ELA

Course(s) Taught

 9 Honors ELA, Senior Composition

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

Writer's Workshop, Argument Writing                                                                                                                                                                                              

Fatemeh Mardi, 2014 Teacher Consultant
mardiI am a writer, an educator, and a researcher. I LOVE to learn and teach – it’s unbelievable how many things I feel passionate about. My BS is in engineering, my MA is in TESOL, and my PhD is in education (instructional technology). I am a MO certified math teacher (grades 5-12). I have been an educator (teacher, tutor, & instructor) for 15 years now. I am an English/Persian bilingual, and love to learn about new languages and cultures. There never seems to be enough time to check off all the things on my list. I care about my students and I expect a lot of them. I love taking pictures of my two children.
Email

FatemehMardi@gmail.com

 

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

University of Missouri - St. Louis, College of Education

Course(s) Taught

 Educational Technology, Elementary Education

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

Cross-Content Literacy, Informational Writing, ELL

Tim Woodcock, 2014 Teacher Consultant
woodcockCurrently I teach in a fairly traditional and academically rigorous private school, but have previously taught in an urban charter school and a rural parochial school, as well as adjuncting at St. Louis University. In all of those contexts I have found that giving students a sense of audience, and a real rationale as to why any of this matters, are the keys in taking their writing and thinking up to the next level. The summer institute was a formative influence on my style of teaching, and it would be a rare week in which in GWP did not have a discernible and positive impact on how I teach.
Email Phone Number

timwoodcock@speedpost.net

 (314) 494-1893

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

St. Louis Priory School, Middle School ELA

Course(s) Taught
Senior Thesis, Writing Workshop, Newspaper
Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:

Writer's Workshop, Cross-Content Literacy, Portfolios, Building Writing Communities, Teaching With Mentor Texts, Teaching Language in Context

Sam Smith, 2014 Teacher Consultant
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Email Phone Number
maui883@gmail.com  (816) 4193185
Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels
St. Louis Public Schools, Gateway STEM High School, Assistant Principal
Certification(s)
ELA 9-12; K-12 Reading Specialist; Secondary Administration
Willing to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development in the Area(s) of:
Argument Writing, Assessment, Culturally Responsive Teaching                                                                                                                                                             
Rita Chapman, GWP 2013 Liaison
Email
Phone Number

jumpingapp@gmail.com

(314) 963 - 6400

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Webster Groves High School, ELA Department Chair 

Certification(s)

9 - 12 English

Course(s) Taught

 Freshman Lit & Comp; AP English Lit and Comp

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

Writer's Workshop, Poetry, Building Writing Communities, Teaching With Mentor Texts

Randy Meyer, GWP 2013 Teacher Consultant
meyerI am about to begin my 24th year of middle school teaching, and the GWP Summer Institute remains the best professional development I haver ever experienced.  I recommend it to all educators, regardless of level, subject, or experience.
Email
Phone Number

rmeyer@mvr3.k12.mo.us

(314) 805 - 8499

Current District/University Affiliation, Position, and Levels

Meramec Valley R-III, Riverbend School, Teacher 

Certification(s)

7 - 12 ELA & K - 12 Gifted

Course(s) Taught

 8th Grade ELA & Gifted

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

Argument Writing, Poetry, Narrative Writing