Writing Lab Outreach Project
c/o Nickola Nelson

1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5355

(269) 387-7990
nickola.nelson@wmich.edu

Project Personnel

The Writing Lab Outreach Project was a collaborative initiative of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Public Schools. The project was supported by an Advisory Council consisting of project staff, public school personnel, and parents. Key project personnel are listed below.

Director: Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Co-Director: Christine M. Bahr, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator: Adelia Van Meter, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kalamazoo Public Schools: Pat Cole Chalmers

Kalamazoo Public Schools: Cindy Green

Project Participants

Many teacher partners and graduate students have assisted with and participated in Writing Lab Outreach activities over the years. They have our deepest gratitude. Those who took part in the primary grant-supported activities are listed below.

Key Staff

Kalamazoo Public School Administrators

Consultants

Sponsors of Intensive Outreach Workshops

Year 1
1998-1999

Milwood Elementary School Development Team Members

      * This person served as Summer Institute instructor as well.

Graduate Assistants

Outreach Teams (Summer Institute participants & outreach instructors)
Team 1, Benton Harbor, MI

Team 2, Bridgman, MI

Team 3, Patterson-Kennedy Elementary, Dayton, OH

Team 4, Northeastern Elementary, Kalamazoo, MI

Team 5,  (upper elementary) Kalamazoo, MI

Team 6, Edison School, Kalamazoo, MI

Year 2
1999-2000

Washington Writers’ Academy Development Team Members

      * Served as Summer Institute instructor as well.

Graduate Assistants

Outreach Teams (Summer Institute participants & outreach instructors)
Team 7, Comstock, MI

* This team participated in the research on student progress.
Team 8, San Antonio, TX

Team 9, Amarillo, TX

Team 10, Kalamazoo, MI

Year 3
2000-2001

Spring Valley Center for Exploration Development Team Members

      * Served as Summer Institute instructor as well
Graduate Assistants

Outreach Teams (Summer Institute participants & outreach instructors)
Team 11, Battle Creek, MI

Team 12, Arcadia Elementary, Kalamazoo, MI

Team 13, Central High School, Kalamazoo, MI

Team 14, Lincoln Elementary, Dayton, OH

Team 15, Parkwood Elementary, Kalamazoo, MI

Spring Valley Development Team Addition

Year 4
2001-2002

Spring Valley Center for Exploration Development Teams

Upper Elementary Development Team (Sept.-Dec., 2001)

2nd Grade Development Team (Jan.-April, 2001)

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Trainees (in Language and Literacy for Diverse Populations Project)