Teachers Participate in PAWP at Murray State
By Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools
MURRAY, KY - Some 19 western Kentucky teachers participated in the Purchase Area Writing Project at Murray State University during the summer of 2012. The four-week long workshop is dedicated to helping primary, middle, and secondary teachers in all content areas to build student success in writing by building their own writing skills.
Teachers participating in PAWP this summer and their school districts are Keila Morris (McCracken County), Dr. Debbie Bell/Co-Director (MSU), Daniel Catlin (Graves County), Mary Schalk (Webster County), Kelly Locker (Graves County), Meagan Ralph (Graves County), Gena Holmes (McCracken County), Patricia Murphy (Marshall County), Rebekah Duncan (Paducah City), Amber Gibbs (Graves County), Courtney Story (Graves County), Julie Talbott (Christian County), Jessi Johnson (Calloway County), Maela Washer (Christian County), Kellye Smiley (Christian County), Debbie Smith/Assistant Director, Dr. Paul Walker/Co-Director (MSU), Melissa Lutz (Hopkins County), Matt Houser-Assistant Director (McCracken County), Beth Coughlon (McCracken County), Jane Gilbert (Union County), Robin Ramsey (Caldwell County) and Sheri Troupe (Christian County).
The teachers will spend the next year on follow-up activities and will join approximately 500 other teachers trained in PAWP’s 26-year history at Murray State University as teacher-consultants for the writing project.