by Lesley Roessing

Lesley Roessing, M.Ed.

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ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Adolescent & Adult Education


 

Name: Lesley Roessing

Position: Instructor and Director, Coastal Savannah Writing Project

Email: lesley.roessing@armstrong.edu

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Credentials

Educational/Professional Credentials

Teacher Consultant, Literature Institute; Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project, WCU (2004)

Teacher Consultant, Writing Institute; Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project, WCU (2002) 

Masters +46 credits, Drexel University, West Chester University, Neumann College (1993-2006)

Master of Science in Education, English concentration, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA (1992)

Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1971)

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

 

ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY

   Instructor, Dept of Adolescent & Adult Education

   Director, Coastal Savannah Writing Project

RIDLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL, Ridley School District, Ridley Park, PA:

   Teacher, 8th grade Language Arts and Humanities (1997-2009)

   Teacher, 8th grade Language Arts and Gifted Studies (1991-1997)

   Teacher, 7th grade and 8th grade Language Arts and 8th grade Creative Writing (1990-1991)

INTERBORO HIGH SCHOOL, Interboro School District, Prospect Park, PA:

   Long-term substitute teacher; Writing Center Director; Founder/Advisor, Literary Magazine (1989-1990)           

   Long-term substitute teacher: 12th grade Honors British Literature and Composition; 12th grade Business

English; 11th grade Honors American Literature and Composition; 9th grade English-Reading (1988-1989)

 

Intellectual Contributions

Intellectual Contributions

A. Professional Publications

Roessing, Lesley. “Writing to Learn: Using Poetry in Two Voices.” Middle Ground, 16 (4), 2013.

Roessing, Lesley. No More “Us” and “Them”: Classroom Lessons & Activities That Promote Peer Respect. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012.

Roessing, Lesley. “Stay Out; Students Writing.” Middle Ground. 14(3), 2011.

Roessing, Lesley. The Write to Read: Journals That Increase Comprehension. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2009.

Roessing, Lesley. “Losing the Fear of Sharing Control.” In Annual Editions: Education 09/10, 36th Edition. Ed. Rebecca B. Evers. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Roessing, Lesley. “Making Connections: The Home Front Fair.” Middle Ground, 10 (4), 2007.

Roessing, Lesley. “Making Research Matter.” English Journal, 96 (4), 2007.

Roessing, Lesley. “Losing the Fear of Sharing Control.” Middle School Journal, 38 (3), 2007.

Roessing, Lesley. “What’s In a Name? A Whole Lot of Talking, Researching, and Writing” Voices from the Middle, 14 (2), 2006.

Roessing, Lesley. “With a Song You Can’t Go Wrong: Teaching Punctuation through Music.” Middle Ground, 9 (4), 2006.

Roessing, Lesley. “Learning the Importance of Stories That Aren’t Even True.” English Journal, “Teacher to Teacher,” 95 (3). 2006.

Roessing, Lesley. “Creating Empathetic Connections to Literature.” The Quarterly, 27 (2), 2005.

Roessing, Lesley. “Building a Community of Stories and Writers.” The Quarterly, 26 (4), 2004.

Roessing, Lesley. “Toppling the Idol.” English Journal, 94 (1), 2004.

Roessing, Lesley. “Miles for Motivation.” Voices from the Middle, 10 (4), 2003.

B. Professional Presentations

2013 IRA Annual Convention, “Reader Response to Increase Comprehension of  Complex Texts” [proposal accepted]

2013 PAWLP March Conference,  Keynote Speaker “Reader Response to Increase Comprehension of  Complex Texts”

2013 National Youth At-Risk Conference, “Collaboration to Engage Reluctant Readers & Writers”

2013 GMSA Annual Conference, “Collaboration to Engage Reluctant Readers & Writers, Elevate Proficient Readers & Writers, and Meet CCSS"

2013 Gwinnett County Reader Association Meeting, Keynote Speaker, “Reader Response to Increase Comprehension of  Complex Texts”

2013 SCCTE Annual Conference, “Collaboration to Engage Reluctant Readers & Writers, Elevate Proficient Readers & Writers, and Meet CCSS”

2012 AMLE Annual Conference, “Building a Classroom Community” and “Writing to Learn”

2012 GMSA Annual Conference, "Back to the Book or Textbook - Take Two"

2012 SCCTE Annual Conference, “Making Connections to Text Through Reader Response” and “After Reading Response: Taking Readers Back to the Book”

2011 NCTE Annual Convention, “Collaborative Writing: The Town Stories”

2011 NMSA Annual Conference, “The Write to Read: Using Response Journals Across the Curriculum” and “Making Informational Writing Interesting”

2011 GMSA Annual Conference, “The Write to Read”

2011 Georgia Diocesan Institute, “The Write to Read, “ Making Research Rock,” “Put Those Words to Work”

2011 SCCTE Annual Conference, “The Write to Read: Using Response Journals to Increase Comprehension”

2010 NMSA Annual Conference, “The Write to Learn: Using Response Journals to Increase Comprehension”

2010 CSWP Literacy Conference, “Having the AD-vantage: Using Propaganda Techniques in Persuasive Writing”

            “The Write to Read: Using Response Journals to Increase Comprehension”

2010 IRA Annual Conference, “Encouraging Reader Response”

2010 SCMSA annual conference, "Text-ing: Writing to Learn" and "Creating a Writing Community"

2010 GCTE annual conference, "The Write to Read: Using Journals to Increase Comprehension" and "Put Those Words to Work: Ads, Raps, Logos & Limericks"

2009 NMSA and NCTE Annual Conferences, “Read It – Write It: Using Response Journals to Increase Comprehension”

 

2009 SCMSA Annual Conference, “Read It – Write It: Using Response Journals to Increase Comprehension”

 

“Making Research Rock,” and  “Put Those Words to Work: Ads, Raps, Logos & Limericks”

2008 NMSA Annual Conference, “Making Research Matter to Students and their Peers” and “Putting Words to Work: Ads, Raps, Logos & Limericks”

2007 NCTE Annual Convention, “Put Those Words to Work: Ads, Raps, Logos, and Limericks”

2007 PA Writing & Literature Project Celebrate Literacy Conference, “Encouraging Reader Response”

2006 NCTE Annual Convention, “Creating a Community of Writers”

2006 NMSA Annual Conference, “Encouraging Reader Response”

PA Writing & Literature Project’s Annual Celebrate Literacy Conferences and PAWLP Days: “Writing Our Lives: a Reading &Writing Memoirs,” “Poetic Response to Literature,” “Ads, Raps, Limericks & Logos,” “Making Research Matter,” “Styl-I-zing! Writing,” and “Encouraging Reader Response”

 

 

 

C. Professional Organizations

NCTE, GCTE,  SCCTE, AMLE, SCMSA, GMSA, NWP. PAWLP, IRA

D. Other Contributions (grants, etc.)

2012 Georgia TQ Digital Writing Grant

National Writing Project Grant

Delaware County IMPACT Grants for Creative Teaching (2)

Ridley School District  IMPACT Grants for Creative Teaching (5)

Ridley Educational Foundation grants: Using Picture Books as Mentor Text, Memoir Reading and Writing