To develop strong, creative teachers who inform, inspire and transform the students in their classrooms.
To develop writing skills in both children and adults, leading them to have confidence that their stories matter.
Engaging and knowledgeable presenter.
Creative writing instruction for teachers, K-12 students, and adults
Curriculum and standards development
Mentoring of pre-service and early service teachers
Education: (BS. Ed, University of Kansas; MS Leadership, Kansas State University)
I am a retired teacher, mentor, and educational consultant with thirty-three years of classroom experience and curriculum development. Listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, I was the district nominee for the Kansas Teacher of the Year program and a “Shining Star.”(Peer nominated award) I have received regional awards such as the “Celebrate Literacy Award” from the Kansas Reading Association.
I have been a frequent presenter for state and university educational conferences. I have been a trainer for Six Traits of Writing (Vicki Spandel) and Teacher Mentoring models. Over eleven years, I worked with a thousand pre-service teachers, student teachers, and beginning teachers with an award-winning education partnership with the Kansas State University Professional Development School Partnership.
I continue to work as a teaching mentor and a writing instructor.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
My presentations include:
When I Write, I Have the Ultimate Power(classroom presentations: The Life of a Writer, Becoming an Effective Writer, Using Just the Right Word, Writing Poetry, A Memorable Experience. (Most recently, October, 2014, Junction City Middle School, Junction City, Kansas. )
Mentoring New Teachers, Kansas Teacher of the Year Conference, 2011
Using the 6-Traits in the Classroom (Trademark, Great Source, Inc.) (District training, USD 475, Geary County Schools, Junction City, Kansas.)
Bringing Your Writing to Life Adult Writing Workshop, Manhattan, Kansas (Supported by Osher Education, The University of Kansas.)
LifeStory Memoir Writing, Instructor. Continuing education, Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan, Kansas
Contact Ms. Hedge for fees and dates through Comments. Thank you.