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Writing Project Director Shares How NWP Programs Benefit Teachers and Students

Publication: Coloradoan
Date: November 13, 2015

Summary: As part of a news series on teaching writing in schools, Colorado author John Paul McKinney spoke to Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, director of the Colorado State University Writing Project about NWP's model for building a strong foundation of writing.


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Several English teachers in the Poudre School District suggested that I meet Dr. Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, the person they consider most influential in their success as teachers of writing. I wondered what motivates a high school teacher of 11 years to earn graduate degrees and then develop a distinguished career at the university teaching others how to teach children to write well.

Dr. O'Donnell-Allen, a CSU professor of English and director of the CSU Writing Project, replies, 'I'm sure I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for an early experience with the Writing Project.'"

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