Lindy JohnsonLindy 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


Kat Wargo, Project Manager


throckmortonNicole 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 RiveraGrace 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.