Before becoming a Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project Fellow, I was a “secret writer.” I wrote only for me and only in notebooks or journals no one would ever read. As an English and education major, I could analyze a poem or create a lesson plan like nobody’s business, but putting a poem or a story into the world was terrifying. Thankfully, the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) pulled me out of my writing closet. LVWP is a local network of teachers teaching teachers and is part of the National Writing Project, a national network of teachers teaching teachers.
Writing Project is the best professional development I could ask for as a teacher and has helped me find my swag as a writer. I’m proud to be included in the Writing Wisdom from the World section on their website.