KMWP Leadership

39fff1eDr. Jennifer Dail
Director

Associate Professor of English Education
Kennesaw State University
jdail1(at)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.


AMontgomeryAmanda Montgomery
Advisory Council Chair

Park Street Elementary School
Marietta City Schools
amontgomery(at)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 Advisory Council Chair.


MAStillermanphotoMary Ann Stillerman
Continuity Chair

The Walker School
Independent
mary.stillerman(at)gmail.com

A middle grades language arts teacher, Mary Ann has been actively involved with KMWP since her first year of teaching. She has served on the site’s governing board, the Advisory Council, since 2006 and is currently the Continuity Chair. Mary Ann also coordinates the summer Youth Writing Academy and Leslie Walker Writers of Promise writing contest.


MontgomeryDr. Robert Montgomery
Director of Institutes

Assistant Professor of English Education
Kennesaw State University
rmontgo7(at)kennesaw.edu

After ten years as a high school English teacher, Rob joined the KSU faculty in 2009. As a teacher, he strives to find ways to provide preservice English teachers with experiences they can eventually carry into their own classrooms. He has multiple research interests, including standards and assessment, multigenre writing, student publication, and classroom practices that will encourage students of all ages to become more confident, competent and sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers.


GoodsiteMichelle Goodsite
Professional Development Liaison

Lecturer of English Education
Kennesaw State University
mgoodsit(at)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 1904 Atlanta Race Riots resulting in a teacher’s conference and development of curriculum, and as Professional Development Director. 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.


GrayMarni McCulloch
Administrative Associate

Kennesaw State University
mmccul36(at)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.