BAWP welcomes new Director, Katherine Suyeyasu 

Suyeyasu 4 (1)My final announcement as BAWP Director!  First, let me thank you for giving me the opportunity to lead BAWP as the Director for these past three years.   It’s been an amazing journey…everything from  battling budgets to blogging, from summer institutes to school contracts, from research to personal writing.  I’ve grown in so many ways, and thank you all for the trust and support you have granted me on this trip.  Working with BAWP has always made me feel as if I have a professional “second home” with a host of talented and dedicated colleagues, and that was never more true than during these years as Director.

As sad as I am to leave this position, it is with much pride and anticipation that I hand this role over to a BAWP TC who is not only eminently qualified to take over but is also a well-known and much respected member  our community. Please join me in welcoming Katherine Suyeyasu as the new Director of the Bay Area Writing Project!   Katherine (ISI 2003) brings years of classroom experience and dedication to the Writing Project to this position, and is eager to start new projects and initiatives with you all.

Please join me in welcoming Katherine Suyeyasu as the new BAWP Director.

–Greta Vollmer

Greta sweeps the office

Outgoing Director sweeping up loose ends.

The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), housed in the Graduate School of Education, is a collaborative program between University of California, Berkeley and Bay Area schools. Since 1974, BAWP has been a vital resource for teachers and schools in the Bay Area, not only in the teaching of writing but also as a model of professional development, teacher leadership and reform. Firmly rooted in the belief that teachers are the best teachers of teachers, BAWP offers workshops for teachers, taught by teachers, throughout the school year and each summer, serving hundreds of teachers and their students each year.

During its 40 years, BAWP has expanded to offer workshops for young writers in grades 4-9, for pre-service teachers, for teachers as writers and for after school program leaders. As a teacher-led organization, BAWP continues to respond to the needs of teachers in the Bay Area and the needs of their students.

BAWP’s current director is Dr. Greta Vollmer.

For general information about BAWP, our summer Young Writer’s Camps, summer programs for teachers, professional development workshops or coaching at your school site or district, contact us at:

Bay Area Writing Project
University of California Berkeley
Graduate School of Education
3639 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1040
Phone: 510-642-0971

We are a member of the California Subject Matter Project network and the founding site of the National Writing Project.