The Write Stuff

With a chance of impacting schools nationwideEtowah’s East Wing Leadership Team will be presenting at the Secondary Schools Writing Centers Association (SSWCA) national conference in Washington, D.C., to speak about their original projects that empower student leaders. 

The conference is from March 13-14, and it aims to implement growth in schools across the United States by listening to representatives from different writing centers nationwide. The East Wing team will also participate in a fellowship during the conference. 

“I’m so excited to share the East Wings ideas with other writing centers in hopes of spreading new tactics and ways to better help other writing centers to tackle issues and bring new ideas to overcome them,” Kacey Phillips, senior presenter, said. 

SSWCA exists to build a community among secondary school writing and learning center directors, tutors, and partners. It promotes advocacy for peer-driven programs that transform schools, as well as sharing resources for centers nationwide.  

“I’m very excited to be the only junior among a group of seniors who will be presenting at a national conference about the blossoming  mentorship program that we’re starting this year, facilitated through the East Wing. I’m grateful for this,” Duke Jenkins, junior presenter, said.  

This year’s conference theme is “Looking Up and Looking Out.” It emphasizes springing forward, utilizing student growth, and taking advantage of the resources available.  

The East Wing leadership team will be speaking about its original projects designed to improve schools and those programs develop their own writing centers – some of which include starting a peer mentorship program, tutoring Polaris students, implicit bias in tutoring, and more. 

The Etowah Eagles are excited to share their ideas with hopes of making a difference in schools across the nation.