Apply now to become a teacher leader & create an authentic student writing program at your school

The Morehead Writing Project’s Train the Trainer Literacy Leadership Program supported literacy programs in school districts throughout our service region during the 2023-2024 school year as well as brought several new teachers into the National Writing Project community. Teachers interested in the transformative work of the National Writing Project and creating a writing event in their school should check out the Literacy Leadership Program and APPLY TODAY! This year’s programs include:

  • Writing Buddy program at Camargo Elementary (in Montgomery County) with primary writers engaged in authentic writing to their families;
  • Fairview Writing Day at Fairview Elementary (featured image) where fifth grade students created their own storybooks while working on supporting details, figurative/expressive language, argumentation and using evidence to support a claim, and description;
  • Teen Literacy Night at Martin County Middle School (see below) where students in grades 6-8 wrote and shared together; and
  • In addition, seven Eastern Kentucky writers taught by Morehead Writing Project teachers from Bath, Fleming, Mason, and Wolfe County high schools earned a collective four Gold Keys, three Silver Keys, and one Honorable Mention from the Eastern Kentucky Region of the 2024 Scholastic Writing Awards. Note: Next year Morehead WP high school teachers will be eligible to participate in our MacArthur Civic Journalism grant.

Does this work interest you? Would you like to join a vibrant community of educators? Do you want to give your students authentic writing opportunities? National Writing Project training is the best path to becoming a literacy leader in your school or district. For 50 years teachers have found their leadership and teaching career transformed by attending a life-changing National Writing Project Summer Institute. You can become a National Writing Project teacher leader this summer by signing up for the Morehead Writing Project’s 2024 Literacy Leadership cohort. APPLY TODAY!

Contact Morehead WP Director Deanna Mascle, Kentucky WP Director Shawn Justice, or Summer Institute Co-Director Leslie Workman for more information.

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Teen Literacy Night at Martin County Middle School 

Praise to the teachers I have now

For making me feel love

I praise the teachers now

The teachers who showed me it is okay to care or love

Praise to my teachers now

For the love they have shown me

I wish they knew

Just how much I needed them

When I was almost a bottle in the ocean

Praise to the teachers

For showing me how to 





And feel alive

Praise to the teachers I have now.

By: Jenna Cole, MCMS student