The National Writing Project Spring Meeting was held from March 28 – 30 in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Dail and Michelle Goodsite attended the meeting with support from the Dean’s Office in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. At the Spring Meeting, they had an opportunity to meet with leadership from other NWP sites and to meet with staff from the offices of Johnny Isakson, Saxby Chambliss, Phil Gingrey, and John Lewis. A highlight of the visits was meeting John Lewis and shaking his hand!
While nothing in terms of funding for programs such as NWP changed as a result of this meeting, we maintained the visibility of the positive impact of NWP sites’ work and followed up with each representative’s office upon returning to Georgia. We also had an opportunity to talk with leadership from other sites about future opportunities and directions for NWP. We gathered some exciting ideas that we plan to develop for professional development and continuity activities in the upcoming year.