lindy johnsonlindy l. johnson, director

assistant professor of english education

ph.d. in language & literacy education, university of georgia
m.ed. in english education, university of massachusetts, boston
b.a. in english, brigham young university


amelia wildmanamelia wildman, project manager

m.a.ed. in gifted education, william & mary
b.a. in history, abilene christian university
last book read: the deluge by henryk sienkiewicz
favorite quote: “reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” - john locke
on writing: i have always loved words, and i have loved stories. writing brings these together.


throckmortonnicole throckmorton, lead teacher consultant

english teacher, warhill high school, williamsburg-james city county public schools

m.a. in education, william & mary
b.a., university of virginia
last book read: the book thief by markus zusak
favorite quote: "personally, i'm always ready to learn, although i do not always like being taught." –winston churchill
on writing: every day, i want to write more, read more; i want my students to want to write more, read more, everyday.


grace riveragrace rivera: lead teacher consultant

english teacher and writing lead teacher, hines middle school, newport news public schools

m.a. in teaching, johns hopkins university
b.a., michigan state university
last book read: the ocean at the end by neil gaiman
favorite quote: "you must be the change you wish to see in the world." – mahatma gandhi
on writing: writing is exploration...and making sense of things. writing is a struggle, but a wonderful struggle that allows you to think more about something and figure out a better way to say what you want to say.