Therése is a visiting writer in schools throughout NJ
and surrounding states. Before committing herself to writing endeavors,
she was a full-time teacher for 13 years, and had teaching experiences
abroad in England and Russia as well as USA.
She has a Masters as a Reading Specialist and has taught creative
writing workshops to students of all ages: Kindergarten through
College. She is available for Professional Development Workshops
for Educators as well.
Currently, she is a visiting writer in schools through NJ State
Council on the Arts and teaches at Atlantic Cape Community College,
A portfolio which lists varied workshops, credentials, letters
of recommendation, are available upon request. Please email: email@example.com.
During a writing residency, students learn that poetry/prose is not
a force outside of them. Activities provide meaningful links between life
experiences in the outer world and inner feelings about them. The residency
also calls attention to what is frequently overlooked, turning ordinary
images into extraordinary details. Pictures, music, earth-related objects,
as well as writings by those well-known, may be used to activate creative
Following initiating activities, students launch into their own
writing, followed by meaningful sharing. The strengths of each piece
are acknowledged, as well as suggestions for revision.
to awaken the inner voice of each participant. As writing is generated
and shared, learning unfolds in layers. The interactions encourage
risk-taking to write, and can greatly increase the desire to write. Writing
are tailored to meet the needs of varied school populations and grade