Julia Keider has been working in secondary education for over fifteen years, teaching high school ELA courses, including college preparatory, honors, and at-risk students. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University, and has been a part of the EMU Writing Project since 2001. She currently works with schools on sound curriculum design and application, specifically in writing across the curriculum.
Julia’s abilities as a teacher leader are strengthened by her background and training in Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME), Reading Apprenticeship (RAISE), and Writer’s Workshop. In addition, her practice and experiences in student-led conferencing, standards-based assessments, and project-based learning are at the forefront of current educational shifts.
In her role as Lead Instructional Coach and Facilitator of the Literacy Coaching Institutes at EMWP, and Teacher Consultant and Coach, she walks with teachers on their own journey toward teacher leadership, both in the classroom and beyond. Her rooted beliefs in continuous improvement with a growth mindset are what challenge and support all types of learners. Her coaching training comes from Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, Coaching 101, MiExcel Content Coaching (Reading and Writing), and professional readings.
Sarah Lorenz is the Director of Professional Development at the Eastern Michigan Writing Project. She was a middle and high school teacher and administrator in Novi, Southfield, and Saline. She has worked as an instructional coach in over a dozen schools in Detroit, Pontiac, and Saginaw. She has been involved with the National Writing Project since 1997, serving as state coordinator for the National Writing Projects of Michigan in 2008. She currently presents and coordinates district-wide professional development for a variety of schools in southeastern Michigan.
Rosanne Stark taught elementary grades, middle grades, high school and special education students for Livonia Public Schools for 29 years before becoming a counselor at Midland Public Schools. In addition to her continued support of Livonia Schools in curriculum design, she is an adjunct assistant professor in Madonna’s Teacher Education program, and has served as the university’s practicum supervisor for graduate students.
Rosanne has presented literacy workshops and/or literacy conferences at the local level, county, state, and national levels. She is trained in Cognitive Coaching, Formative Assessment, and the EMWP Literacy Coaching Institutes. She has also been a member of the Galileo Leadership Consortium, collaborated on curriculum writing committees at the district level for Livonia Public Schools and at the county level for Oakland Schools, and performed literacy coaching training with Wayne RESA.
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