Site Director and Associate Professor
Dr. Kelly Wissman is the Director of the Capital District Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. She is an associate professor in the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany. Across her scholarship and teaching, she considers how children’s literature, writing, and the arts can facilitate the creation of more equitable and humanizing educational spaces for all students. https://www.albany.edu/eltl/kelly_wissman.php
Amy Salamone is a high school English teacher at Guilderland High School. She is committed to classrooms where student voices are privileged and the work is collaborative. She participated in the 2009 CDWP summer institute.
Christina Pepe is an English teacher at Shenendehowa High School. Christina is an advocate for students with non-traditional educational paths and for students with exceptionalities. She is also a co-advisor of her high school's GSA.
Leah Werther is an English Language Arts teacher at Niskayuna High School. She is a member of NCTE's Asian/Asian American Caucus and a co-advisor of her high school's Breakfast Book Club.
Young Writers Workshops Coordinator
Nancy Czachor teachers English at Van Antwerp Middle School in Niskayuna. Her favorite thing about teaching writing is observing the growth and development of student voices over the year. Nancy is co-advisor of the VAMS Bookworms.