"This is a wonderful program. I am a believer in all of these components and happy to help coordinate this with our staff."
~ Debra Sacks Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education Alt Ed/Come Back Kids Program
Kathleen Bywater, Women Wonder Writers' (WWW) Teaching & Learning Expert, is the Dean of Instruction at Gateway College & Career Academy where she oversees Curriculum and Instruction. As a former RUSD Secondary Teacher of the Year, she understands how young adults learn and works to help others reach their potential for student success. With students always at the forefront, Kathleen has an extensive background in teaching, learning, curriculum design, and coaching. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, she is an Education Consultant offering professional development to teachers nationwide as they work on their craft of teaching and using data to best meet students’ needs. One of her most passionate roles is that of Reflective Coach with the California Center for Teacher Innovation where she supports new teachers in the Induction Program. She holds a BA in English (CSUF) and M.Ed with a TESOL emphasis (CSUSB) in addition to a myriad of education and presentation certifications. Throughout her career, she has worked with mostly disconnected students and, through teaching of academic content, works to reconnect them to their educational path. She has served 8th - 12th grade students, along with adults and has contributed to the profession tirelessly with writings, presentations, and trainings on promising practices and purposeful teaching. Kathleen serves WWW as the Teaching and Learning advisor, ensuring that intended Student Learning Outcomes are consistently met through WWW programming.
Meet LCAP Priorities
The Write of Your L!fe can help your school address many of the current LCAP priorities, including:
- Parent Involvement by offering programming events in which parents and families, as well as the community, will be invited to participate.
- School Climate by offering an exciting, non-traditional extra-curricular component to keep students in a structured, safe environment.
- Student Engagement by giving access to a writing and arts program to all students that encourages attendance and develops resilience in students.
- Broader Course of Study for students by adding this “stand-alone” or embedded writing and arts component.
"I'm really proud of the work the students produced this semester in The Write of Your L!fe."
~ Scott Jacobs, Instructor of Expository Reading and Writing, Gateway College and Career Academy
"I see almost everything with a positive outlook. I can express myself more than I did before."
~ Daisy, Gateway to College, Riverside City College Freshman
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"I noticed the girls are truly invested in your program, we observed all the support you provide for them and think it’s tremendous."
~ Michele Worth, Visual Arts Instructor