Diamond Bar | 07/10/2017-07/21/2017
Mount Calvary Lutheran School
23300 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
07/10/2017 – 07/21/2017 (M-F, 9am – 3pm)
Supervised play available 8am-9am and 3pm-6pm for an additional charge.
Adventures in Writing Camp is excited to return to Mount Calvary Lutheran School with new curriculum this summer! The Diamond Bar location will have first grade, elementary, and middle school programs! Our team of credentialed teachers, musicians and college students is ready to help new campers build confidence and fall in love with writing, and help returning campers continue to develop as writers!
MEET THE TEAM
Kelly Pellizzari, Site Administrator
Kelly Pellizzari is a 6th grade GATE teacher at Laguna Road Elementary School, in Fullerton School District. She is a highly accomplished teacher, as well as a GATE qualified teacher.
This is her third year participating in the program, and she is super excited to be here! Since she love, love, loves reading, teaching writing is very enjoyable for her. Another few of her interests include gardening, riding her bike, and playing with her dogs.
She also enjoys musical theater – so much that she puts on a play with her fellow teachers with the sixth graders as the actors- every year.
Yet one more interest of hers is drinking boba, and, once again, reading! Her favorite food is ICE CREAM!!!!!
Sounds like a perfect writing teacher, a great mentor, and an amazing person! (written by a former student!)
Jennifer Wood, Writing Ranger
Jennifer Wood has been teaching for 6 years and has worked as a special education teacher, ELA intervention teacher, and educational technology TOSA. She has a passion for using technology to help students develop literacy skills. She is a Google certified educator, and is working on earning her reading and literacy authorization for her credentials. She also has a masters degree in teaching. She recently attended the CUE National Conference and is excited about implementing the technology-based writing tools and strategies that she learned while at Adventures in Writing Camp. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, hiking, playing tennis, playing piano, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends!
Veronika Kolcheva, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
Ms. Kolcheva has had the privledge of teaching 1st grade, 6th grade and other grades as well. She enjoys reading stories to her students and writing about them. In her free time, Ms. Kolcheva likes to ice skate and cook.
Elizabeth Charre, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
She goes by Liz for short! Liz loves sports, especially baseball, football, tennis, and hockey. Her favorite teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, and the Dallas Cowboys. Liz is currently in her third year at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles and is a double major in Journalism and Liberal Studies.
Liz is president of the university’s newspaper as well as an Orientation Leader for incoming freshman and transfer students. She has made the Dean’s List every semester since her freshman year and has conducted several tours to prospective students. In her free time, Liz enjoys exercising, trying new foods and desserts, volunteering, and catching up on her shows on Netflix. Liz has always had a special connection with children, and is so excited to be working with these young, inspiring, and energetic students!
Sarah Sawdey, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Sarah Sawdey loves camp! She has been a camper at many different camps since she was in second grade and always loved the idea of eventually working at a camp. Since graduating high school in 2012, Sarah has worked at summer camps every summer and even worked at a couple of winter camps. She is so excited to spend another summer working at a camp, especially a camp like Adventures in Writing Camp. Sarah attended Concordia University Irvine, where she majored in Liberal Studies with a concentration in English. She also completed her student teaching semester this year and now has a multiple subject credential. She is working as a substitute teacher until she can find a full time teaching job, hopefully teaching middle school English. Sarah also loves to read and write! Besides teaching English, she also hopes to write her own book (or many books) one day. I bet working with so many amazing young writers this summer will help inspire her own writing too!
Ashley Annis, eBook Ranger
Ashley Annis is all about reading, writing and helping kids have fun when they learn! She currently teaches sixth grade Literature & Language Arts in Fountain Valley, but got her start in teaching as a creative writing instructor for grown-ups at the University of South Florida.This is Ashley’s first session of Adventures in Writing Camp, and she couldn’t be more excited! This is because she loves how writing and communicating clearly can help people in all parts of their life, not just school. In addition to holding a terminal Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida, and a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences & Rhetoric from Florida State University, Ashley has also written the Language Arts curriculum for her current school and is pursuing training in Adolescent Montessori Education.When Ashley’s not teaching, she’s usually reading a good book, hiking with her dog, painting, gardening or practicing yoga.