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Our People

From the Classroom and Beyond

Educators are the heart of the National Writing Project with national programs and initiatives supported by a diverse staff and an Advisory Board. Additionally, NWP Writers Council members advocate for writing and the mission and vision of the National Writing Project.

NWP Leaders

A Passionate and Talented Core

When educators join the National Writing Project through local Writing Project sites or online activities, they become part of an active network of teacher-leaders, designing and leading work with local schools and districts.

Meet Our Teacher Leaders

Advisory Board & Staff

A Dedicated Support Team

The NWP Advisory Board is a diverse group of education, civic, and business leaders dedicated to improving the teaching of writing in the nation's schools. NWP’s national staff brings decades of experience in non-profit management, literacy practice and research, and professional development design.

Meet Our Board & Staff

Writers Council

A Powerful Group of Advocates

Writers from all genres—adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, poetry, theater, music, TV, and more—who support the mission and vision of the National Writing Project, join the Writers Council to bring greater attention to the importance of writing and the work of NWP. Writers Council members share NWP's belief that writing is vital to thinking, creating, communicating, and participating in the world.

Meet the Writers Council


“Long before I was a novelist, I was an 8th grade English teacher. I loved having the chance to open the eyes of students through books and to illustrate how their own writing could be transformative. Becoming an effective communicator and learning how to write efficiently and clearly are life skills with which each student should be armed before graduation. For all that they have done to further this goal and all they continue to do, the work of the National Writing Project is truly commendable.”

Jodi Picoult

Join our network of leaders.

Educator or writer, there’s a place for you.

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