Mission

The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project improves student achievement in disciplinary literacies across grade levels by providing teachers with sustainable professional development and leadership opportunities.

Revised 2012

Guiding Principles

COLLABORATION: We have the capacity to act autonomously and simultaneously, in order to work independently and achieve excellence. We strive to incorporate efficacy, flexibility, craftsmanship, sensitivity, and interdependence into all our work.

LEARNING: All learning involves an engagement and a transformation of the mind.

COMMUNITY: Our classrooms are situated in a learning community that includes our students’ families and neighborhoods. We seek positive and productive connections to these communities to enhance learning for our students.

DIVERSITY: By valuing diversity, we enrich our lives and professional practices.

LEADERSHIP: Teacher leadership, an essential ingredient in any KMWP program, can be exercised in myriad ways.

Revised June 2007 by Vicki Walker, Advisory Council Chair, and members of the KMWP Advisory Committee, under the directorship of Dawn Latta Kirby.