Monday, January 19, 2009


The Language Arts Journal of Michigan, the bi-annual journal of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, won one of the two honorable mentions for the 2008 Affiliate Journal Award (from NCTEintert link for their Fall 2007 issue on "Digital Technology.” (Ohio won and British Columbia was the other honorable mention). Congratulations to the EMWP writers who contributed! Doug Baker was the editor, and Val Johnson contributed an article, "How a $49 Webcam Turned a Class Around and Saved my Sanity."

Congratulations to Becky Sipe, who was permanently appointed as Eastern Michigan University’s English Department head this summer!

Congratulations to Sarah Lorenz, who has taken a position as secondary school principal at Washtenaw Christian Academy in Saline. She will continue her work as Coordinator for Professional Development at EMWP.

Birth Announcement
Congratulations to Andrea Gillies on the birth of her son!
Derek Lee Gillies was born at 8:06 pm on November 29. He was 9lbs., 8oz. and 22.25 inches long!

Derek with big sister Kathleen

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