The late Charlie Moran, founding director of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, was a remarkable scholar and teacher who had a profound impact on the teaching of writing – and on the teaching of all content in all subject areas through writing – at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in K-12 schools throughout Massachusetts, and nationally. He was also a tireless advocate and promoter of teacher leadership. Throughout his career and especially during his 15-year tenure as WMWP site director, Charlie invited scores of teachers into leadership roles and mentored them as they developed the confidence and the capacity to share their expertise with colleagues, enacting the National Writing Project motto “teachers teaching teachers.”
To honor Charlie Moran, this fellowship awards a stipend to a WMWP teacher-consultant to develop and implement a professional growth opportunity for teachers in the region and thus increase WMWP's leadership capacity.
Heather Brown (2017)
Will Bangs (2016)