A native of Idaho, I completed my undergraduate work in English Education at Arizona State University and my Master’s degree in English through Northern Arizona State University. Having taught High School English for four years and Junior High Language Arts for four years, I returned full time to ASU to pursue a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. My experiences teaching in the public schools informs my research about best practices in teaching, especially in the areas of writing instruction and formative feedback for writing development. For the past three years, I have participated in the Write for Texas grant sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, researching, teaching, and conferencing on best practices in writing instruction throughout the state. During June of 2017, I participated in the Central Texas Writing Project summer institute at Texas State University. This experience has enriched and encouraged my research about writing and writing development, and encouraged work with local districts and schools to promote further the mission of the National Writing Project in our area, to "focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners" ("Our Mission," National Writing Project).
UTEP Faculty Profile: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=70104&ID=adarrington