Welcome to the Western Massachusetts Writing Project!

WMWP is a local site of the National Writing Project, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of English and College of Humanities and Fine Arts. WMWP provides professional development and literacy leadership programs by teachers for teachers. A growing number of educators in the region call WMWP their professional home.

Chalk Talk Revisited: Alicia Lopez

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Chalk Talk is a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette that gives voice to educators. This summer we're featuring some past columns by WMWP teachers who have written about their students, education, and themselves. We invite you to read what teachers are saying and to encourage awareness of educators in the public sphere.

This week's offering is by ESL teacher Alicia Lopez, who writes about her experience with a young student from Cape Verde.  To read the full story, click on the quotation.

WMWP appoints 3 new co-directors

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

As an organization dedicated to fostering teacher leadership, WMWP is pleased to announce the appointment of three new co-directors: Chris Rea as Co-Director of the Summer Leadership Institute, Emily Lent Hemingway as Co-Director of Teacher Programs, and Heather Brown as Co-Director of Youth and Family Programs.

All three were interviewed for the positions in June and subsequently approved by the Executive Board.