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21 local teachers chosen to attend Summer Institute at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. – Twenty-one local teachers have been selected to attend the 2001 Summer Institute of the Swamp Fox Writing Project to be held at Francis Marion University in June. These teachers join thousands of teachers across the nation attending National Writing Project summer institutes to study writing and the teaching of writing.

Teachers selected to attend the Institute represent all grade levels and all subject matters:

Darlington County: 
Dee Dimeling, Darlington High
 Penny Foxworth, Washington St. Elementary
Teena Horton, Darlington Jr. High
Stacey Kelley, Washington St. Elementary
Lyn Soto, Darlington Jr. High
Monica Watts, Washington St. Elementary
Ruth Ann Whitener, Brunson-Dargan Elementary
Dillon District One: 
Eula Page, Lake View Elementary
Florence District One: 
Pam Barrett, Briggs Elementary
Deborah Brockington, Carver Elementary
Cathie Gilbreath, Briggs Elementary
Saundra Greene, Greenwood Elementary
Kim Kinley-Howard, Wilson High
Martha Strait, West Florence High
Florence District Four:
Lillian Batarseh, Brockington Elementary
Francis Marion University:
Gabriel Batarseh, Psychology
Marion District One: 
June Fowler, Marion High
Arnetha Davis, Marion High
Evelyn Goodyear, Marion High
Williamsburg County: 
Beth Morris, Kingstree High
Jacquline Simmons, Battery Park Elementary

The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide professional development program for teachers, begun in 1974 at the University of California, Berkeley. The primary goal of the project is to improve student writing achievement by improving the teaching of writing in the nation’s schools.

The NWP receives federal funding, which it currently grants to 167 local sites in 49 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Sites operate from university campuses and collaborate with surrounding schools and districts. Collectively, these sites serve more than 100,000 teachers every year, grades kindergarten through university, in all disciplines. The NWP model is based on the belief that teachers are the key to education reform, teachers make the best teachers of other teachers, and teachers benefit from studying and conducting research.

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Last Published: May 7, 2004 9:30 AM
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