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Kelly Wissman
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.

Christopher Mazura

Teacher Consultant and Institute Facilitator

Christopher Mazura teaches English at Guilderland High School and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany. He is most inspired when students experience a sense of agency as they set their words to work in the world.

Amy Salamone
Teacher Consultant and Institute Facilitator

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.