Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia

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Coastal Savannah Writing Project


Lesley Roessing

Lesley Roessing
Site Director

Lesley Roessing moved to Savannah in August 2009 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to join the faculty of Armstrong Atlantic State University and help launch the new National Writing Project site.

During her professional career Mrs. Roessing taught high school English and middle school language arts and humanities. She was active in the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project as a Fellow of both the Summer Institutes in Writing and Reading, teaching graduate courses and working with the Summer Youth Program, and presenting school in-services and conference breakout sessions. Lesley credits her Summer Writing Institute experience with “changing her from a teacher of writing to a writer who teaches; from teaching writing to teaching writers.”

Lesley has consulted with school districts on reading, writing, and unit planning. Additionally, Mrs. Roessing has presented at national conferences of the National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and National Middle School Association, as well as their state affiliates, in the areas of reading, writing, student research, and vocabulary. She has published several professional journal articles as well as a book on writing, The Write to Read: Response Journal That Increase Comprehension, published by Corwin Press in 2009. Mrs. Roessing brings her years of experience to her new position as the Director of the Coastal Savannah Writing Project.

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