Writing is inseparable from reading, of course. For more than 30 years, I have been a teacher of writing, through courses that include Creative Writing, AP Language and Composition, and AP Literature and Composition. I currently serve as the Chairperson of the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing Advisory Committee and am on the Editorial Review Board of English Journal. I have served as a journal editor and as the coordinator of a state-level annual writing contest.


Jan. 2020 Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention (Seattle, WA), “Writing through Literature: Literature as Writer’s Resource”

Nov. 2019 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention (Baltimore, MD) “Writing Contests as Spark & Support for Great Student Writing”

Nov. 2017 NCTE Annual Convention (St. Louis, MO), “Warming up to Writing”

Oct. 2014 New Jersey Council of Teachers of English (NJCTE) Fall Conference (Convent Station, NJ), “Dreams and Standards”

Apr. 2012 NJCTE Spring Conference (Montclair, NJ), “From Brainstorming to Publishing: Creative Writing in the English/ Language Arts Classroom”

Oct. 2011 NJCTE Fall Conference (Convention Station, NJ), “Web 2.0 Tools for Use in the English Classroom”

Nov. 2010 NCTE Annual Convention (Orlando, FL), “Reading & Writing as Acts of Awareness-Raising, Advocacy, and Activism: Infusing Social Responsibility into the High School English Classroom and Beyond”

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