Jessica Shumake

I participated within the Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) and the Advanced Institute (AI) in summer 2014 and 2015. My SAWP colleagues promote cross-institutional inquiry and college access at the intersection of writing instruction and teacher leadership. They also offer participants a felt sense of community and belonging. Many of my closest friendships are with SAWPers and former SAWPers. I love SAWP and the people who make it a space where educators can write, collaborate, and theorize our classroom practices. My participation within SAWP has been life changing and affirming of my primary identity as a writer.