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Lindy Johnson
Lindy L. Johnson, Director

Assistant Professor of English Education

Ph.D. in Language & Literacy Education, University of Georgia
M.Ed. in English Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston
B.A. in English, Brigham Young University

Amelia Wildman
Amelia Wildman, Project Manager

M.A.Ed. in Gifted Education, William & Mary
B.A. in History, Abilene Christian University
Last book read: The Deluge by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Favorite quote: “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” - John Locke
On writing: I have always loved words, and I have loved stories. Writing brings these together.

Nicole Throckmorton, Lead Teacher Consultant

English Teacher, Warhill High School, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

M.A. in Education, William & Mary
B.A., University of Virginia
Last book read: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Favorite quote: "Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." –Winston Churchill
On writing: Every day, I want to write more, read more; I want my students to want to write more, read more, everyday.

Grace Rivera
Grace Rivera: Lead Teacher Consultant

English Teacher and Writing Lead Teacher, Hines Middle School, Newport News Public Schools

M.A. in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Michigan State University
Last book read: The Ocean at the End by Neil Gaiman
Favorite quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." – Mahatma Gandhi
On writing: Writing is exploration...and making sense of things. Writing is a struggle, but a wonderful struggle that allows you to think more about something and figure out a better way to say what you want to say.