KMWP Leadership

Dr. Jennifer Dail
Director

Associate Professor of English Education
Kennesaw State University
jdail1@kennesaw.edu

Jennifer joined the KSU English Education faculty in 2006 following four years as a middle and high school English teacher and three years as a college professor. She enjoys working with teachers and students in an effort to connect her scholarly work and teaching to current classroom practices. Her recent publications are in the area of young adult literature and focus on engaging students with texts and teachers’ uses in classroom instruction. Her current research focuses on using digital mediums to promote reflectivity in pre-service teachers.


GoodsiteMichelle Goodsite
Assistant Director

Senior Lecturer of English Education
Kennesaw State University
mgoodsit@kennesaw.edu

After participating in the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute in Summer 1995, Michelle taught high school for eight years in metro Atlanta. During this time, she worked directly with the KMWP in several capacities including Project Outreach, collaborative work related to the 1906 Atlanta Race Riots resulting in a teacher’s conference and development of curriculum. As Professional Development Coordinator, she has worked with various schools and districts to develop site-specific professional learning working with each school and district to meet their individual needs. Most recently, she served as the Invitational Summer Institute Director (2018). She continues to direct her energy toward sustaining the work of the site and the National Writing Project while working as a Kennesaw State English Education faculty member teaching pre-service teachers.


AMontgomeryAmanda Montgomery
Continuity Chair

Park Street Elementary School
Marietta City Schools
amontgomery@marietta-city.k12.ga.us

Amanda Montgomery has worked as a fourth grade teacher in Marietta City for the past 4 years. While at Park Street Elementary, she has served as 4th grade team lead, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl coach, and current PTA president. Amanda enjoys collaborating with fellow teachers to improve writing in their classroom. She has been involved with the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project since first becoming a fellow in 2014. She then served as a teaching demonstration coach for the 2015 Summer Institute. Currently, she is serving as KMWP Continuity Chair.


Sonny Harding
Advisory Council Chair

Marietta High School
Marietta City Schools
sonnyharding@gmail.com

Sonny is a literature teacher and the yearbook adviser at Marietta High School. He first got involved with KMWP in the 2011 Summer Institute. He currently coordinates the project’s Youth Writing Academy, a week-long creative writing camp for students. He also serves as the KMWP Advisory Council Chair, a role taken from Amanda Montgomery after besting her in combat, like that waterfall scene in Black Panther.


GrayMarni McCulloch
Administrative Associate

Kennesaw State University
mmccul36@kennesaw.edu

Marni joined the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project team in October, 2016. A native of Atlanta, Marni graduated from Clayton State College with a degree in Business Administration. She is also a certified interior designer. Marni’s work experience was cultivated in the corporate arena as well as an owner/partner of a successful interior design firm.