About the Team
Trixie Smith is associate professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University where she also directs The Writing Center and is faculty in the Center for Gender in Global Contexts. Her research and teaching are focused on writing centers, WAC/WID, cultural rhetorics, queer and feminist rhetorics, and embodiment.
Jill Hoort has been an MCTE Elementary Teacher of the Year and coordinates professional development for elementary teacher consultants. She directs Spartan Writing Camp and is an Elementary Literacy Coach with the East Lansing Public Schools.
Dawn Reed is a secondary English teacher at Okemos High School and has been an MCTE Ray Lawson Award winner. She facilitates professional development and writes about the teaching of writing, including purposeful use of technology, inquiry, and civic engagement.
Mitchell Nobis has coordinated and facilitated many RCWP continuity programs and workshops since 2002. He is a teacher in Birmingham Public Schools, a past president of MCTE, and has been an MCTE Secondary Teacher of the Year recipient.
Kristine Brickey is a retired Mason teacher and has been an MCTE Middle School Teacher of the Year. A published author, she organizes and facilitates writing retreats, marathons, and other writing experiences for educators, writers, and students.