A former journalist and public relations manager, Rhonda Lancaster has taught English and creative writing at James Wood High School in Winchester, Va., for more than a decade now. She has worked on student publications since her first piece, a slasher-horror story, was published in her middle school creative arts publication. A certified Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project, she teaches for the young writers’ workshops because she can’t imagine a better, more enjoyable way to spend her time than with enthusiastic writers. In other interests, she enjoys gardening, finding and fixing unique recipes, and hiking. She is pursuing her MA in creative writing and literature from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a member of SCBWI and WV Writers Inc. Her flash memoir, “Shell Shocked,” was published in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers Volume VI. She lives with her husband, three dogs, and a school of fish in Capon Bridge, W.Va.
Ms. Mosher began her teaching career after graduating from American University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. She then taught in private residental and public special education settings. She has accrued over 30 hours of graduate work in teaching students with special needs and has just begun the quest at George Mason University to obtain her masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She is a teacher consultant for the Northern Virginia Writing Project and a board member of Project Write in the Shenandoah Valley.
Teacher Consultant Mary Tedrow is the Porterfield Endowed English Chair at John Handley High School with over 25 years of classroom teaching experience in public schools in Virginia. She was the 2001 District Teacher of the Year for Frederick County and has been published in numerous outlets including Teacher Magazine and Education Week. Since 1982 Mary has also worked freelance in the private sector in advertising, radio, and various print media. Mary has served as a Co-Director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project since 2005. Mary feels that "Project Write extends the work of the classroom into the community to help build confident, expressive writers from an early age."