National Writing Project

NWP Board of Directors

Ellen Shelton

Board Member since 2016; Member of the Audit Committee

Director of the Pre-College Programs and UM Writing Project, University of Mississippi

Ellen has been the Director of the University of Mississippi Writing Project for 15 years. After teaching high school English for 15 years at Thrasher High School and later Tupelo High School, Dr. Shelton became the Director of the University of Mississippi High School. Subsequently, she has assumed several leadership roles at the University of Mississippi, including as Director of the Pre-College Programs and on Inservice Institute leadership teams.

Dr. Shelton received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and her M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Mississippi. Her undergraduate degree is in English from Hendrix College. She led the NWP College-Ready Writers Program work in four rural Mississippi districts for the University of Mississippi Writing Project and will lead the expansion of the College-Ready Writers Program. She also served on the NWP national State and Regional Networks Leadership Team for several years.

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