The [email protected] MG supports student writing and development under the leadership of Jessica Dils through the Williams Fellows Program. We look forward to having Williams students serve each year as writing coaches and student mentors in middle and high school English and academic support classrooms. In addition, Fellows are now recruited to assist in other subject areas as we have expanded our reach to include in any given year dependent on need and availability of Williams students, select Spanish, Latin, math, science, history, art and music classrooms. Mt. Greylock teachers utilize their Williams Fellows in a variety of ways to better reach the needs of individual and small groups within their classrooms.
Writing Fellows and Student Support Fellows
Our mission is to support all students through one-one-one dialogue that promotes improvement through revision-based writing and skills work.
Writing Fellows are selected because of their commitment to education, their experience as strong writers and their desire to serve as teaching coaches to the students at Mt. Greylock. Student Support Fellows also serve as role models and exhibit a desire to work with students who face academic, behavioral and/or cognitive challenges. This position allows Williams students interested in working in the field of special education valuable, hands-on experience with individual students.
While the program coordinators and faculty oversee these initiatives, it is the Fellows who give it the energy, enthusiasm and the consistency it requires. Our goal is that the Williams Fellows grow as mentors and teachers while the students at Mt. Greylock grow as writers, critical thinkers and advocates for their own learning.
Writing Fellows assist students with their writing through various stages of revision with the guidance of Mt. Greylock teachers during weekly visits to individual English and select history classrooms. In addition, some Fellows offer high school students writing critique remotely via Google Docs. This opportunity gives Williams students a chance to contribute to the dynamics of a middle or high school class, gaining valuable, hands-on, classroom and critiquing experience.
In 2017-18 our Writing Fellows and Student Support Fellows work in collaboration with the following classroom teachers:
Liza Barrett (middle school English)
Blair Dils (high school English)
Alexander Davis (middle and high school English)
Matt Fisher (high school English)
Kellie Houle (high school English)
Rebecca Tucker-Smith (high school English)
Jeff Welch (high school history)
Rachel Slocik (high school academic support)
Danielle Price (middle academic support)