National Writing Project


Patricia McGonegal

Green Mountain Writing Project at UVM

Patricia (Tish) McGonegal, director of National Writing Project in Vermont, has worked with students in several grades and currently teaches English at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, Vermont. Energized by literacy courses and the teacher networks she encountered at University of Vermont and the Bread Loaf School of English, she began thinking of herself as a teacher researcher. A network leader for Vermont's Portfolio Assessment Program, Tish also served as a state network coordinator for the Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Network and co-founded, in 1996, the National Writing Project in Vermont. Now dividing her day between teaching high school and directing NWP in Vermont, she continues to involve herself in the examination and revision of teacher development and school reform across the state.

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